College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, September 20, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Collaborative climate project provides research opportunities to undergrads
-- Loggers, landscapers face deadly danger felling trees in forests and urban areas
-- Software tool that finds spots for water-quality devices will work in Northeast
-- Urban stormwater study finds little difference between managed, unmanaged flows
-- Eberly's 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced
-- Penn State Extension offering 'Wormy Deal Workshop' for sheep, goat producers
-- Penn State Extension offers forage quality workshop for sheep, goat producers

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STORIES:

Collaborative climate project provides research opportunities to undergrads
Researchers from several disciplines across Penn State are spearheading an NSF-funded program for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students to research extreme weather events and climate change in Peru.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6LWgv5RF
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Loggers, landscapers face deadly danger felling trees in forests and urban areas
Tree felling — whether by professional loggers in a forest setting or by landscapers in urban and rural landscapes — is the most dangerous job in what are two of the most dangerous industries, according to Penn State researchers who conducted a new study of associated deaths.

https://news.psu.edu/link/zx9Tt3m7
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Software tool that finds spots for water-quality devices will work in Northeast
A computer software package widely used in the Midwest to strategically position riparian buffers and other structures aimed at protecting water quality on agricultural land can be used effectively in the eastern United States, with some limitations, Penn State researchers report in a new study.

https://news.psu.edu/link/38kNXnxQ
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Urban stormwater study finds little difference between managed, unmanaged flows
At a time when many municipalities are seeking to control urban stormwater by investing heavily in green infrastructure — such as water-quality ponds, infiltration basins, porous pavement and riparian plantings — a new study suggests that these expensive efforts may not have much of an impact.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dPHRd6FB
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Eberly's 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced
The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare them to translate their Penn State-owned intellectual property to the marketplace.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GL3pJgCQ
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Penn State Extension offering 'Wormy Deal Workshop' for sheep, goat producers
Sheep and goat producers can learn how to better manage internal parasites at the "It's a Wormy Deal" Workshop that will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Mercer County Penn State Extension Office in Mercer.

https://news.psu.edu/link/WrbJc6vF
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Penn State Extension offers forage quality workshop for sheep, goat producers
Producers can learn how to better manage differences in forage quality and how it impacts rations at the Forage Quality Impacts on Rations for Sheep and Goat Producers Workshop offered Oct. 1 by Penn State Extension.

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

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