Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment
Stopping Malaria at its Source
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016—most were young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Penn State’s Matthew Thomas and an international team of researchers have developed an in-home solution aimed at preventing the spread of malaria.
Agriculture Thrives in Virginia
The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the Commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.
Beneficial Insects and Pollinators in Nebraska
In 2018, Nebraska Extension reached 1,475 people at five pollinator and bee-focused community events, including Lincoln Bee Fun Day, Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City, Pollinator Palooza, Brews & Bees, and Wild Adventure at Pioneer Park.
Interdisciplinary Research Project on Water and Agriculture Launches Website
Water for Agriculture, a Penn State-led interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institute on Food and Agriculture, has launched its own website. The project aims to address the water and agriculture issues that matter most to communities through effective stakeholder engagement.
Water Efficiency and Energy
Agriculture is the largest user of fresh water in Oklahoma, the nation and world.
Slowing the Spread of EAB in Vermont
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that kills 99 percent of the North American ash trees it infects.
Ag Research Extends Beyond Crop Fields into Forests
The word “agriculture” does not usually come to mind when one thinks of forests, but perhaps it’s time that it should.
Bringing Independent Farmers into the Marketplace and Local Supermarkets
Access to profitable retail and wholesale markets is a challenge for small- to mid-scale family farmers. “The days of showing up with your cantaloupes in the back of the pickup are no longer a way to make a living,” said Diana Endicott of Kansas City, Missouri.
Wildfires Alter Stream Chemistry for Years
Changes Result in Much Lower Levels of Vital Energy Sources for Organisms Living in Water
Increasing Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Resilience in Dominant Agroecosystems of the Northeast
Climate change is demanding that we find new ways to adapt agricultural systems to remain profitable, curb environmental impacts, and minimize their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.