Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 01/27/2014

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, January 27, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Student Stories: Environmental major prefers work in field, labs
-- Take precautions to avoid close calls, or worse, with space heaters
-- Why do we love snack food?
-- Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

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TOP STORIES:

Student Stories: Environmental major prefers work in field, labs
Your time at Penn State can be what you make it. Jenna Mitchell has spent a lot of her college time in the lab and doing field research -- and that's the way she likes it.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/vK6X_Ydz
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Take precautions to avoid close calls, or worse, with space heaters
Frigid winter temperatures might prompt homeowners, farmers and others to help heat houses, occupied outbuildings or other structures with kerosene or propane space heaters. But without proper precautions, that could be a fatal mistake, according to safety experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/6g9KVbVR
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Why do we love snack food?
Although the Steelers and Eagles didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year, Pennsylvania and Penn State will still be represented on game day — on your plate. And more likely than not, Penn State experts have had a hand in developing, or evolving, many of the Keystone State's famous finger foods.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/7G24cBcZ
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Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive
Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae.

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