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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Richly deserved: Penn State Berkey Creamery's chocolate milk wins top award

STORIES:
-- By reducing forest floor temperature, invasive shrubs stifle native species
-- Task force created to significantly reduce Penn State's carbon emissions
-- Penn State Master Gardeners aid cleanup effort at Flight 93 National Memorial
-- Penn State centers collaborate on pollinator education project
-- After 41-year Penn State career, plant science professor Kathleen Brown retires
-- Short-term property rentals focus of Penn State Extension land-use webinar

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Richly deserved: Penn State Berkey Creamery's chocolate milk wins top award
The Penn State Berkey Creamery's chocolate milk captured first place in the "Whole Chocolate Milk" category in the 2021 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest.

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

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STORIES:

By reducing forest floor temperature, invasive shrubs stifle native species
Researchers say invasive shrubs in Northeastern forests that sprout leaves earlier in the spring and keep them longer in the fall not only absorb more sunlight than native shrubs, but their foliage lowers air temperatures on the forest floor, likely giving them another competitive advantage.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JvQ6Zwc_
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Task force created to significantly reduce Penn State's carbon emissions
A Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force has been created to reconsider Penn State's greenhouse gas emissions goal with a view toward setting a more aggressive target as well as a revised timeframe.

https://news.psu.edu/link/DsJTvDdt
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Penn State Master Gardeners aid cleanup effort at Flight 93 National Memorial
More than 80 Penn State Extension Master Gardeners recently spent the day weeding, pruning and removing plant debris at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZL2Qcbfv
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Penn State centers collaborate on pollinator education project
Center directors in the College of Education and the College of Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a grant that will support elementary students in understanding the science of pollinators and agriculture.

https://news.psu.edu/link/T3QCYzFw
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After 41-year Penn State career, plant science professor Kathleen Brown retires
Kathleen Brown, professor of plant stress biology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently retired after a 41-year career during which she helped break new ground in root biology, had a profound effect on many students and played an important role in the Department of Plant Science.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5XJ_Br9v
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Short-term property rentals focus of Penn State Extension land-use webinar
Short-term property rentals, which have dramatically altered the landscape of guest accommodations and how they affect communities, will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JFdP4ZPQ

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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/kkzZX85M

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