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Meal Bowls can be made with a variety of ingredients Photo Source: USDA
Make a Healthy Meal Bowl - Articles Articles

Make a Healthy Meal Bowl

Mandel Smith, MS

Meal bowls, power bowls, grain bowls are descriptions of a complete meal in a bowl. This easy meal option is becoming popular. Learn to make a healthy version at home with foods on hand. More
Insects on Real Christmas Trees
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Insects on Real Christmas Trees

Michael J. Skvarla

Most real Christmas trees are free of insects and other arthropods. However, it is possible that some trees may harbor one or more species. More
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Snacks can Provide Healthy Nutritional Benefits - Articles Articles
Snacks are often viewed negatively because they can provide extra calories to a diet. However, when planned correctly, snacks can have positive nutritional benefits. More
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Make-it-Yourself Pizza - Articles Articles

Make-it-Yourself Pizza

Mandel Smith, MS

What can beat having a pizza delivered right to your door in minutes? How about having a hot, healthy, delicious, pizza right from your oven in even less time. More
Asian longhorned ticks are can be found on deer and other wildlife, as well as livestock and companion animals.
Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis - Articles Articles

Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis

Erika Machtinger, Michael J. Skvarla

The Asian Longhorned tick is a recent invasive tick to Pennsylvania. This tick can be found on wildlife and on livestock. It is important to be aware of the presence of this tick and to implement prevention and control measures when necessary. More
Sclerodermus Latreille
Sclerodermus Latreille - Articles Articles

Sclerodermus Latreille

Michael J. Skvarla

Sclerodermus are small wasps that can become pestiferous and sting people when they attack wood-boring beetle larvae that have infested wooden structures and furniture. More
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug
Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug - Articles Articles

Magnolia Leaf-Footed Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Magnolia leaf-footed bugs are brown bugs occasionally found on magnolia. They do not pose a risk to human health and do not cause damage to or reduce the vigor of infested trees, but may be nuisance pests. More
Jalysus wickhami. Photo © John Rosenfeld
Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) adult. Photo: Michael Skvarla, Penn State
Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Serious Pest in Pennsylvania

Michael J. Skvarla, Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB) (Microtheca ochroloma) is a serious pest of cruciferous crops. More
Eggplant
Eggplant - Videos Videos

Eggplant

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

4:14

Eggplants are available year round; low in calories and high in fiber. Watch this video to learn how to select, store and prepare Mediterranean eggplant. More
Pumpkin
Pumpkin - Videos Videos

Pumpkin

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

4:04

Pumpkin is more than a fall decoration. In this video we learn how to select, store pumpkin and cook a fresh pie pumpkin and make a pumpkin smoothie. More
Kale
Kale - Videos Videos

Kale

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

4:29

Watch this video to learn why kale is a superfood and how to include it in your diet. Also learn how to buy, store and prepare different varieties of kale. More
Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts - Videos Videos

Brussel Sprouts

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

4:01

What vegetable is named for the capital of Belgium? If you guess Brussels sprouts, you are correct. Watch this video to learn how to make roasted Brussels sprouts that really taste good. More
Red Beets
Red Beets - Videos Videos

Red Beets

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

4:54

Fresh or canned, red beets are versatile and can be enjoyed a variety of ways. This video will show how to select, store and prepare fresh beets. More
Parsnips
Parsnips - Videos Videos

Parsnips

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

3:21

Parsnips are a root vegetable that is rich in nutrients. Watch this video to learn how to make easy parsnips fries. More
Broccoli
Broccoli - Videos Videos

Broccoli

Debra Boyd, Kathy DiGuiseppe, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Elise Gurgevich, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mandel Smith, MS, Suzanne Weltman

3:32

This video will show you how to select and store fresh broccoli. Learn how to prepare a tasty broccoli and cauliflower recipe with a touch of lemon. More
Michael Skvarla, director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, holds a walking stick. Photo by Amy Duke
Penn State Department of Entomology Offers Insect Identification Services - News News
Director of the Insect Identification Lab in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences knows his bugs More
Photo: T. Baugher, Penn State
A Brief Guide to Hand Lenses - Articles Articles

A Brief Guide to Hand Lenses

Michael J. Skvarla

Arthropods, including plant pests and biocontrol agents, are often difficult to identify with the naked eye. More
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Why Do Onions Make You Cry? - News News

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

05/04/2017

Most people know that onions can make you cry when you cut into them. But, do you know why? Onions also provide important vitamins to the diet. More
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Articles Articles

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier. More
Source: Penn State Extension
Boost Flavor with Citrus - News News

Boost Flavor with Citrus

01/06/2017

Citrus fruits are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor. More
Source: USDA
Make-Ahead Freezer Meals to the Rescue - Articles Articles
Preparing and freezing family meals in advance will save you time on busy days. This will help you get a hot meal on the dinner table with less stress. More
Source: USDA
Salads, Your Healthy Choice - Articles Articles

Salads, Your Healthy Choice

Mandel Smith, MS

Salads are popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients. More