Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, October 19, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- International agriculture students address food security at global conference
-- Agricultural and extension education alumna receives national teaching award
-- More precise nitrogen recommendations for corn to help farmers, cut pollution
-- Grant supports study of how carnivorous plants repurpose genes to digest prey
-- Penn State Extension's Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

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STORIES:

International agriculture students address food security at global conference
Students in the international agriculture minor — commonly referred to as INTAG — in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are learning more about global hunger by attending the 2020 World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, which is taking place virtually this week.


https://news.psu.edu/link/8rxSs3dy
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Agricultural and extension education alumna receives national teaching award
Earlier this year, Krista Pontius, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural and extension education from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, was named one of three 2020 National Teach Ag Champions.

https://news.psu.edu/link/jvXG84RB
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More precise nitrogen recommendations for corn to help farmers, cut pollution
Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed an important component of a new system that corn growers can use to adjust nitrogen fertilizer applications based on site-specific measurements of cover crops and soil organic matter.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Q_cF6Ynx
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Grant supports study of how carnivorous plants repurpose genes to digest prey
A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received funding from the National Science Foundation to examine the genetic mechanisms that enable carnivorous plants to repurpose defense proteins to digest their insect prey.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TQ1MC3_M
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Penn State Extension's Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award
A publication created by Penn State Extension has been lauded for excellence by the American Society for Horticultural Science, a national organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education and application.


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

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