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Quercus shumardii, the Shumard Oak. (Penn State Xylarium).
Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are? - Articles Articles

Do You Know How Many Oaks There Are?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article discusses the number of oaks that are identified as unique species. More
Real Wood - but is it hardwood, or softwood?
What is the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood? - Articles Articles
Most people think hardwood is hard, and softwood is soft. Sometimes true, but not necessarily. More
A rendering of a log sawn into board products. http://www.vincentkohler.ch/billon.html
Where Does Lumber Come From? - Articles Articles

Where Does Lumber Come From?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article demonstrates in text and visuals just where lumber comes from. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule - Articles Articles
Learn more about imported foods and the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule, plus find educational opportunities from Penn State Extension. More
Good Sanitary Practices Poster: Ingredient Mixing Area
Good Sanitary Practices Poster: Ingredient Mixing Area - Articles Articles

Good Sanitary Practices Poster: Ingredient Mixing Area

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martin Bucknavage

This poster gives tips for keeping your ingredient mixing area clean. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule - Articles Articles
Learn the details and find educational resources on the FSMA Human Food Rule, including videos and training opportunities that address requirements, exemptions, and deadlines of the rule. More
FDA Food Code FDA Food Code - Articles

FDA Food Code

Martin Bucknavage

The Food Code is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. More
Self-organizing Microtubule Networks in Cellulose Science
Self-organizing Microtubule Networks in Cellulose Science - Articles Articles
Have you ever heard of nanotechnology? Better yet, have you ever heard it with respect to wood science, and wondered why? More
Operations Research Tools (Stage 3: Re-allocation of resources) Operations Research Tools (Stage 3: Re-allocation of resources) - Articles
You’ve recognized that your company is suffering from a disadvantaged business or operational model. Learn how to properly re-allocate your resources. More
Operations Research Tools (Stage 2: Re-prioritize your Goals) Operations Research Tools (Stage 2: Re-prioritize your Goals) - Articles
Re-prioritize your operational goals based on the relationship between current market conditions and your evolving vision for the business. More
Operations Research Tools (Stage 1: Analyzing Constraints)
Operations Research Tools (Stage 1: Analyzing Constraints) - Articles Articles
Your company should analyze its constraints against implementing a strategy of expanding customer base, and move resources to allow your company to better meet the re-prioritized goal. More
Big logs, small logs...which is better?
The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run - Articles Articles

The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

The sawmill industry today faces many challenges but there seemingly will always be demand for softwood and hardwood lumber. More
Is Your Company in Double Jeopardy?
Is Your Company in Double Jeopardy? - Articles Articles

Is Your Company in Double Jeopardy?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Your company could be a victim of the phenomenon of double jeopardy. More
Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners
Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners - Articles Articles

Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

As a forest landowner there are relatively simple things you can do to save money by paying less income tax. More
Energy from Trees!
Energy from Trees! - Articles Articles

Energy from Trees!

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania’s forests are rich in potential bioenergy from small-diameter trees that are overcrowded and under-utilized. More
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