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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, August 24, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Invasive shrubs in Northeast forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer
-- Merit-based NSF grant extension supports expansion of gene-editing technology
-- Extension educator: Late summer, early fall optimal time to treat tree of heaven
-- Penn State Extension milk giveaways help local dairy farmers, families
-- Parent-child separations focus of virtual symposium

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STORIES:

Invasive shrubs in Northeast forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer
The rapid pace by which invasive shrubs have infiltrated forests in the northeastern United States has made scientists suspect they have a consistent advantage over native shrubs, and the first region-wide study of leaf timing, conducted by Penn State researchers, supports those suspicions.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ptvbmxNn
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Merit-based NSF grant extension supports expansion of gene-editing technology
Researchers who developed an improved method of gene editing for the study of arthropods will expand the technology for use in vertebrate species such as mice, fish and birds after receiving new funding from the National Science Foundation.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MVHVrCRz
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Extension educator: Late summer, early fall optimal time to treat tree of heaven
Like the spotted lanternfly that has a penchant for it, the rapidly growing Ailanthus altissima tree — better known as tree of heaven — can be tough for property owners to control.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hRyL91Qd
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Penn State Extension milk giveaways help local dairy farmers, families
Lisa Holden, associate professor of dairy science and Penn State Extension dairy team member, was one of the people who spearheaded a free milk giveaway, or milk drop, at the Nittany Mall on May 26.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_TygpZrN
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Parent-child separations focus of virtual symposium
The circumstances of parent-child separation due to parental incarceration, migration and deportation, and military deployment will be the focus of Penn State's 28th Annual Symposium on Family Issues, being held virtually Oct. 26 to 27.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sWZPrM99

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Coronavirus updates
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