College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, May 4, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Study reveals important flowering plants for city-dwelling honey bees
-- How do epidemics spread and persist before and after introduction of a vaccine?
-- First hatches reported: Spotted lanternfly expert provides tips for management
-- 'Feed the Future' grant to support women's empowerment research project in Ghana
-- Online newsletter provides updates, recommendations on spotted lanternfly
-- College of Agricultural Sciences stays connected with alumni during pandemic
-- Penn State Extension cancels or postpones in-person events through June 19

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STORIES:

Study reveals important flowering plants for city-dwelling honey bees
Trees, shrubs and woody vines are among the top food sources for honey bees in urban environments, according to an international team of researchers. By using honey bees housed in rooftop apiaries in Philadelphia, the researchers identified the plant species from which the honey bees collected most of their food, and tracked how these food resources changed from spring to fall. The findings may be useful to homeowners, beekeepers and urban land managers who wish to sustain honey bees and other bee and pollinator species.

https://news.psu.edu/link/23S4tpfQ
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How do epidemics spread and persist before and after introduction of a vaccine?
In the most detailed study to date of epidemic spread, an international team of researchers has modeled measles dynamics based on over 40 years of data collected in England and Wales.

https://news.psu.edu/link/n7SkSpmw
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First hatches reported: Spotted lanternfly expert provides tips for management
Even before the recent news of the season's first confirmed spotted lanternfly hatches in the Philadelphia region, homeowners in many parts of Pennsylvania were gearing up for their annual battle with the destructive pest.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fZdtxKRb
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'Feed the Future' grant to support women's empowerment research project in Ghana
A $450,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research will aid researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as they explore the potential to empower women farmers in northern Ghana through peanut production.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HZ5T5zm6
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Online newsletter provides updates, recommendations on spotted lanternfly
A new online newsletter offered by Penn State Extension will give readers "the scoop" on the spotted lanternfly.


https://news.psu.edu/link/Dbb4zrVW
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College of Agricultural Sciences stays connected with alumni during pandemic
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is staying connected to alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving its monthly Alumni Society board meetings and other alumni activities online.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yLfq6BWn
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Penn State Extension cancels or postpones in-person events through June 19
In-person, nonessential events and programs sponsored by Penn State Extension through at least June 19 have been cancelled, postponed or moved to a virtual format due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the organization has affirmed.

https://news.psu.edu/link/z8R5SHgy

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Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/FnrKWMRy

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