College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, November 9, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home
-- Instructors transitioning to remote teaching aided by tools and resources
-- Penn State experts address what should be done with lanternfly egg masses
-- Penn State Extension program receives state award for environmental excellence
-- Society promotes minority involvement in agricultural sciences
-- Ag Sciences students to join Agricultural Future of America virtual conference

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STORIES:

University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home
In preparation for the departure from campuses after in-person instruction ends on Nov. 20, Penn State has announced an aggressive fall departure plan offering all students COVID-19 testing, at no cost to students. Penn State is partnering with Vault Health for departure testing, which will be conducted either in person at predetermined testing sites on certain campuses or via self-administered test kits. Students can now book their appointment to receive an administered test or to pick up a self-test by using the Return Home Event on the Penn State Go App or by visiting virusinfo.psu.edu/departure-testing.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Dt4pmgZF
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Instructors transitioning to remote teaching aided by tools and resources
While Penn State gears up for the end of in-person instruction on Nov. 20 on all campuses — signaling the need for students to take part in COVID-19 testing prior to leaving for their outside communities — instructors have been planning since the beginning of the fall semester for this 'pivotal' moment.

https://news.psu.edu/link/4NBj8k6m
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Penn State experts address what should be done with lanternfly egg masses
In the world of the spotted lanternfly, autumn cues egg-laying season, which leads homeowners perturbed by the pest to ponder, "What should I do about egg masses?" The answer, in short, is to "scrape, smash and squash." But new research also suggests that several oil-based insecticides can be effective in destroying egg masses when applied in the weeks before egg hatch.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hnv1xP3V
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Penn State Extension program receives state award for environmental excellence
A Penn State Extension curriculum designed to help youth agriculturists protect water quality by better managing manure recently received a 2020 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7QLhzmgb
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Society promotes minority involvement in agricultural sciences
The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Society in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences fosters and promotes the agricultural sciences and related fields in a positive manner among multicultural groups.


https://news.psu.edu/link/Pmz8DxPH
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Ag Sciences students to join Agricultural Future of America virtual conference
Sixteen students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will hone their leadership skills by attending the annual Agricultural Future of America Leaders Conference, which is being held virtually Nov. 11-14.


https://news.psu.edu/link/hn_sJ5NZ

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Coronavirus updates
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