College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, August 2, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Researchers identify a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn
-- Educators offer tips on how to manage spotted lanternflies on ornamental trees
-- Master Gardeners, Delaware Valley University pilot 'Grow-Save-Repeat' project
-- Retired avian biology professor is named fellow of Poultry Science Association
-- Penn State's Ag Progress Days is back with a wide range of activities, exhibits
-- Ag Progress Days attendees can gain insight into agricultural issues and policy
-- Funding available for programs supporting second-year students
-- Applications open for GivingTuesday 2021

Also in this issue: Media Highlights.

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STORIES:

Researchers identify a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn
The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fRBjrNMM
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Educators offer tips on how to manage spotted lanternflies on ornamental trees
The first step in deciding how to manage spotted lanternflies on residential properties and public spaces begins with a risk assessment, according to a Penn State Extension horticulture educator.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Ygddd9Rr
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Master Gardeners, Delaware Valley University pilot 'Grow-Save-Repeat' project
Consumers' growing interest in gardening — and seed saving — has spurred a new project by Penn State Extension's Master Gardener program, called "Grow-Save-Repeat."

https://news.psu.edu/link/NtNpbFp2
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Retired avian biology professor is named fellow of Poultry Science Association
Alan Johnson, former Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology in Penn State's Department of Animal Science, has been named a fellow of the Poultry Science Association.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ggvb1dXd
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Penn State's Ag Progress Days is back with a wide range of activities, exhibits
After a yearlong postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State's Ag Progress Days is back with a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and learning for all ages. The expo begins Aug. 10 and continues through Aug. 12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.


https://news.psu.edu/link/yTs1wVSQ
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Ag Progress Days attendees can gain insight into agricultural issues and policy
Visitors at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, will have opportunities to learn about issues and policies affecting Pennsylvania agriculture as well as governmental services and programs, including from a federal lawmaker, state legislators and cabinet officials, and representatives from state and federal agencies.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2q9Jrf1j
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Funding available for programs supporting second-year students
Penn State is providing grants to units, colleges and campuses for programs that will support the transition of second-year students to a full on-campus experience.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9L7D33nB
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Applications open for GivingTuesday 2021
Applications are now open for all Penn State campuses, colleges, programs and alumni groups interested in hosting a fundraising campaign during Penn State's GivingTuesday celebration.

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

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Popular Science - Thursday, July 22, 2021
Mosquitoes carrying dengue may not survive the heat
A new Penn State study led by Elizabeth McGraw finds mosquitos carrying dengue are more heat-sensitive than their peers, possibly reducing dengue in mosquito populations.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yp9Hbcgn
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More: https://news.psu.edu/link/_Mrrw8sk

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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/pwkL2L6r

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