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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.

Sara Klee, center, poses with Regina Vasilatos-Younken, dean of the Graduate School, and Neil Sharkey, vice president for research, at The Graduate School Alumni Society’s Spring Social and Recognition Dinner on March 23, 2019. IMAGE: STUDIO 2 PHOTOGRAPHY
May 14, 2019

Sara Klee, a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellow, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Alumni Association Dissertation Award.

Laura Kaminsky, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. IMAGE: PENN STATE
May 13, 2019

Laura Kaminsky, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Siyi Ge
May 13, 2019

Siyi Ge successfully defended her thesis on May 10, 2019.

Beth Gugino
May 10, 2019

Beth Gugino has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective July 1, 2019.

Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, biology student Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone via HemoGO, an app capable of delivering a CBC in less than a minute, all within the co
May 9, 2019

Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, biology student Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone.

IMAGE: PENN STATE
May 6, 2019

Members of the Penn State Science Policy Society recently visited Washington, D.C., where they met with officials from several congressional offices and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the promotion of science and evidence-based policy.