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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Halls deepen commitment to Arboretum with new gift

STORIES:
-- Plant pathology professor receives Excellence in Teaching Award
-- Meaty mission: Animal science facility at Penn State aids teaching, outreach
-- No-till production farmers can cut herbicide use, control weeds, protect profits
-- Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in Pennsylvania
-- Recent fatalities in Ohio a tragic reminder of manure storage dangers
-- Study of structural variants in cacao genomes yields clues about plant diversity

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Halls deepen commitment to Arboretum with new gift
For longtime State College residents and Penn State alumni Dennis and Sandra Parker Hall, The Arboretum at Penn State holds a special place in their hearts due, in part, to all it offers not only to them as locals and volunteers, but also to the surrounding community and visitors from near and far. With that firmly in mind, the couple pledged a gift of $75,000 to name the future Fountain Garden Terrace.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/kX_649nf

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STORIES:

Plant pathology professor receives Excellence in Teaching Award
María del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, received this year's Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the American Phytopathological Society. The honor came during the group's annual meeting, Plant Health 2021, held virtually Aug. 2-6.


https://news.psu.edu/link/pSbhrdj2
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Meaty mission: Animal science facility at Penn State aids teaching, outreach
Penn State's meat processing laboratory and retail operation in the College of Agricultural Sciences supports comprehensive research and teaching on all aspects of meat science.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1LyMhvWs
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No-till production farmers can cut herbicide use, control weeds, protect profits
Farmers using no-till production — in which soil never or rarely is plowed or disturbed — can reduce herbicide use and still maintain crop yields by implementing integrated weed-management methods, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CTFFG1_F
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Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in Pennsylvania
There is good and bad news about ginseng collection and production in Pennsylvania, and likely much of Appalachia, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Wryq511N
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Recent fatalities in Ohio a tragic reminder of manure storage dangers
The recent tragic deaths of three adult brothers — all in their 30s — who reportedly lost consciousness while performing maintenance in a manure pit, is a grim reminder of the dangers associated with manure handling, according to an extension specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mypGtp5j
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Study of structural variants in cacao genomes yields clues about plant diversity
An exhaustive and painstaking comparison of the genomes of multiple strains of the cacao tree by a team of researchers has provided insights into the role genomic structural variants play in the regulation of gene expression and chromosome evolution, giving rise to the differences within populations of the plant.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5W9T7Q17

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