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Terry Torres-Cruz
August 19, 2019

Congratulations to Terry for passing her qualifying exam on August 19.

Beth Gugino, professor of vegetable pathology in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, received this year’s Excellence in Extension Award presented by the American Phytopathologi
August 15, 2019

Beth Gugino, professor of vegetable pathology in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, received this year’s Excellence in Extension Award presented by the American Phytopathological Society. This year’s meeting, Plant Health 2019, was held in Cleveland, Ohio, from Aug. 3 to 7.

Mark Boudreau
July 29, 2019

Mark Boudreau, professor of biology at Penn State Brandywine, has been promoted to associate teaching professor, effective July 1, 2019. Boudreau also serves as a courtesy faculty member for the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Jeremy Held
July 25, 2019

Congratulations to Jeremy Held for passing his qualifying exam on July 25.

IMAGE: PENN STATE
July 22, 2019

A team of researchers at Penn State, in collaboration with other universities and industry across the U.S. and Canada, published a white paper from the Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes Symposium held at University Park, PA, in June 2018. As of July 22, 2019, the paper is the most read paper in the APS journal Phytobiomes.

Visitors to the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days can learn how to help stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly, which threatens the state's agriculture and ecosystems. IMAGE: CHUCK GILL
July 19, 2019

Spotted lanternflies, invasive plant diseases, robots in agriculture and education, and foreign animal diseases will be among the topics highlighted in displays and presentations at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.

Agronomy educator Jeff Graybill of Penn State Extension hand-harvests hemp stalks for fiber production. IMAGE: ALYSSA COLLINS
June 27, 2019

With the passage of the 2018 farm bill and new regulations that allow the crop to be grown for sale for a range of uses, hemp production in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania has taken off, with more than 300 permits approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture this year.

Citrus greening on a pomelo tree. IMAGE: FLORIDA DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES, BUGWOOD.ORG
June 14, 2019

Tim McNellis, an associate professor in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, received a $171,000 grant from the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to research citrus greening resistance.

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program have funded 25 new and ongoing research and extension projects conducted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension. IMAGE: ELIZABETH TR.
June 14, 2019

New and ongoing tree-fruit research in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received a boost with the recent awarding of funds totaling more than $261,000 by the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program.

Joseph Walls
June 11, 2019

Joseph Walls successfully defended his thesis on June 10, 2019.

Sara May
June 10, 2019

Sara May successfully defended her dissertation on June 10.

Melanie Miller Foster
June 7, 2019

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology recently welcomed Assistant Professor of International Agriculture, Melanie Miller Foster.

One of the oldest and largest flower trials in the world – the annual Penn State Flower Trials – is underway. IMAGE: ALYSSA COLLINS
June 6, 2019

Each May, Sinclair Adam, Alyssa Collins, and a pack of faithful staff and volunteers at Penn State’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center pull off a logistical — and exhausting — feat, all for the love of flowers.

Kevin Hockett
May 31, 2019

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded Kevin Hockett $453,000 to assist in research focusing on how microbes tolerate distinct stresses.

Plant root with a large bacterial nodule. This slide is part of the plant anatomy identification slide set purchased with funds received from a General Education Microgrant. IMAGE: JUDY SINN
May 28, 2019

The Office for General Education recently awarded a General Education Microgrant to Timothy McNellis, an associate professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, in the amount of $500.

Leon Kneebone in a recent photo at his home in the Village at Penn State.
May 28, 2019

A World War II veteran who nearly died in battle, a world-renowned mushroom researcher and a volunteer who has has had a huge impact on the Centre County community — today Leon Kneebone turns 99 years old.

Writing Productivity session attendees pause for a photo. IMAGE: CAROLEE BULL
May 24, 2019

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences recently concluded a seven-session writing productivity workshop on April 28, 2019.

John Pecchia
May 20, 2019

John Pecchia has been promoted to the rank of associate research professor, effective July 1, 2019.

Kari Peter
May 20, 2019

Kari Peter has been promoted to the rank of associate research professor, effective July 1, 2019.

Alyssa Collins
May 20, 2019

Alyssa Collins has been promoted to the rank of associate research professor, effective July 1, 2019.