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2017

Agricultural Research Center Site of Cutting-Edge Research
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, which includes Plant Pathology Farm, is hub for cutting-edge research and education.
Geiser and Kang Receive $1.2 Million to Study, Catalog Fusarium Fungi
August 2, 2017
Drs. David Geiser and Seogchan Kang receive National Science Foundation grant for first new synthesis of taxonomy for Fusarium in 30 years.
Tree-of-Heaven's Prolific Seed Production Adds to Invasive Potential
August 2, 2017
Drs. Davis and alumnus Kasson report on Ailanthus tree lifespan and seed viability in current issue of Forests.
Esker Begins Epidemiology Position in PPEM
July 3, 2017
On July 1 Paul Esker joined PPEM as Assistant Professor specializing in epidemiology and field crop extension.
Malting Barley Research Supports Craft Beer Industry
June 22, 2017
Dr. Alyssa Collins helped with project to provide growers and industry with comprehensive study information especially focused on disease control.
Penn State Joins International Phytobiomes Alliance
June 6, 2017
Penn State joined the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research as a sponsoring partner on June 6.
Jiménez Gasco and Peter Receive Program Support for Research
May 23, 2017
A proposal by Drs. Jiménez Gasco and Peter receive program support for fruit production research funds, effective July 1.
Chance Interaction Leads to High Impact Research
May 22, 2017
Research tangent pursued in 2012 by inquisitive PhD student Matt Kasson provided starting point for international collaboration.
Faculty to Present at Microbiome Center Workshop
May 18, 2017
Drs. Bell, Hockett, and Peter to present at Penn State Microbiome Center's "An Apple a Day!" event on May 24.
Joint Genome Institute Awards Sequencing to Bell
May 5, 2017
Dr. Terrence Bell was awarded DOE Joint Genome Institute sequencing from the Small-scale Microbial/Metagenome Program on May 5.
From Corn to Cattle, Gene Editing Is About to Supercharge Agriculture
April 17, 2017
Yahoo News reports on the “CRISPR Revolution" and Yinong Yang's gene-edited mushrooms.
Esker Accepts Epidemiology Position in PPEM
March 30, 2017
In August 2017 Paul Esker will join PPEM as Assistant Professor specializing in epidemiology and field crop extension.
China Trip Unveils Morel Cultivation Mysteries
March 13, 2017
M.S. student Siyi Ge and Dr. John Pecchia obtain valuable morel cultivation research results at Chinese Morel Industry Conference.
New Facility Spawns Enhancements to Penn State Mushroom Research
February 22, 2017
The Mushroom Research Center's new compost building and renovated growing rooms will maximize reliability of research results.
Rosa Observes Field Trials in SE Asia
February 7, 2017
Cristina Rosa visited southeast Asia as part of the Asian vegetable and mango IPM IL program.
Penn State Creates New Center for Microbiome Research
February 2, 2017
A university-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes leads to the creation of a center for microbiome research at Penn State.