College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, November 2, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State mourns loss of food science pioneer Philip Keeney
-- Misleading mulch: Researchers find contents of mulch bags do not match claims
-- Two tall 'snag' trees installed in Arboretum's new Pollinator and Bird garden
-- Ag Sciences faculty on team that wins national excellence award for research
-- Adele Turzillo to lead Penn State Department of Animal Science
-- Preorders required for this year's Poultry Science Club turkey sale

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STORIES:

Penn State mourns loss of food science pioneer Philip Keeney
The Penn State community is mourning the loss of Philip Keeney, professor emeritus of food science, who died Oct. 17 at the age of 95. Intimately linked with the Department of Food Science since he helped to establish it in 1975, Keeney perhaps was best known for his research and teaching related to ice cream

https://news.psu.edu/link/BFy3wXKs
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Misleading mulch: Researchers find contents of mulch bags do not match claims
In response to complaints about misleading packaging and fraudulent behavior by some producers of bagged landscaping mulch, Penn State researchers conducted an investigation and devised a process to determine the wood species included in the products, and at what percentage.

https://news.psu.edu/link/G7Z4wjzn
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Two tall 'snag' trees installed in Arboretum's new Pollinator and Bird garden
The idea that dead trees would be needed among the acres of lush greenery and living color in The Arboretum at Penn State may be counterintuitive, but the unique forest "snag" is an element needed to attract as wide a variety of birds as possible to the Arboretum's new Pollinator and Bird Garden. The two tall, cut pine trees were installed Oct. 27.

https://news.psu.edu/link/WhPKFNkx
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Ag Sciences faculty on team that wins national excellence award for research
Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that was recently awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture.

https://news.psu.edu/link/LRzz7jTJ
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Adele Turzillo to lead Penn State Department of Animal Science
Adele Turzillo, most recently the vice president for animal agriculture systems at the World Wildlife Fund, has been named head of the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Nov. 2.

https://news.psu.edu/link/YqLtmtW_
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Preorders required for this year's Poultry Science Club turkey sale
Each November, members of the Penn State Poultry Science Club flock together to harvest turkeys for Thanksgiving. The birds are raised and cared for by students at the Poultry Education and Research Center beginning in July. The students sell the turkeys to the community on the Monday before Thanksgiving.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BT34bDs5

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