Nov 28, 2023
College of Ag Sciences recognizes faculty, staff for research achievements
Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the 2023 Research Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.
Nov 28, 2023
Researchers predict climate change-driven reduction in beneficial plant microbes
Bacteria that benefit plants are thought to be a critical contributor to crops and other ecosystems, but climate change may reduce their numbers, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. They published their findings in Nature Food.
Oct 24, 2023
Replacing 3D printing plastics with plant-derived materials
A $650,000 USDA grant to fund Penn State researchers will support developing new and sustainable resin materials from lignocellulosic biomass.
Sep 29, 2023
Liana Burghardt named new Director of Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology
Assistant Professor of Plant Science Liana Burghardt is serving as the new Director of the Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology, replacing outgoing director Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition.
Sep 13, 2023
USDA grant to fund research on ‘farm tuning’ cover crop mixtures
With a new $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Carolyn Lowry will lead a research team designing cover crop mixtures that are more effective at providing an array of ecosystem services.
Sep 05, 2023
Invasive spotted lanternfly may not damage hardwood trees as previously thought
New long-term research about the spotted lanternfly led by Penn State has revealed that hardwood trees, such as maple, willow and birch, may be less vulnerable than initially thought.
Sep 05, 2023
Select microgreens in custom diet may help deliver desired nutrients
A diet including a carefully selected assortment of microgreens may help address an individual’s nutritional deficiencies, according to a Penn State researcher who led an international team that evaluated the mineral content in young specimens of many different plant species.
Aug 29, 2023
Penn State again named among nation's most LGBTQ-friendly universities
Penn State has once again earned a spot on Campus Pride’s “Best of the Best” LGBTQ-friendly College and Universities list, achieving an overall 5 out of 5 stars in the Campus Pride Index for 2023. Institutions are evaluated on eight LGBTQ-friendly factors, including housing, campus safety, academics, student life, and recruitment and retention efforts.
Jul 26, 2023
HGSAC looks to raise the bar with election of new co-chairs
HGSAC students elected Avery Sicher and Jessica Walnut to serve as the graduate co-advisors to the Huck Institutes for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.
Jul 07, 2023
Newly identified protein regulates the creation of cellulose in plant cells
Cellulose — an integral component of plant cell walls — is an important source of food, paper, textiles and biofuels, but how its creation is regulated within plant cells has remained unclear.