Extension and Outreach

The latest knowledge about microorganisms translated to address the needs of Pennsylvanians.

We share the resources of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology with Pennsylvania and beyond through the dissemination of current, accurate, and research-based information. Faculty members with extension appointments are the primary delivery sources for outreach programs; however, all faculty members leverage their teaching and research programs to serve people, businesses, and institutions.

Latest Extension News

July 21, 2020

Plant pathologist receives grant to develop disease management tools for wheat

Paul Esker, a plant pathologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has received a $455,000 grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support a five-year integrated research and extension project designed to improve management recommendations for wheat.

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May 15, 2020

Three honored for commitment to diversity in College of Agricultural Sciences

Three individuals have received the Dr. William Henson Diversity Achievement Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, an honor that recognizes distinctive and outstanding teaching, research, extension or creative work that advances diversity in the college.

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April 9, 2020

Learn what Penn State Extension’s Latinx Ag Network offers on new Facebook page

Penn State Extension is connecting with Latinx agriculturists in essential food businesses to provide timely outreach and science-based education on farm production, food safety and workplace risk management.

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April 1, 2020

Plant Disease Clinic remains open, now accepting electronic samples

The Plant Disease Clinic remains open during the novel coronavirus pandemic to provide essential services for Pennsylvania agriculture. The clinic is operating with limited lab hours and working remotely when possible to continue identifying plant diseases and providing management recommendations.

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