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February 7, 2019

The leading causes of deaths in this industry, such as machinery- and animal-related accidents, are largely preventable with proper instruction, noted Michael Pate, Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

February 6, 2019

In a four-year study, shallow-disk injection of manure was found to result in less phosphorus loss in runoff from farm fields compared to broadcasting or spreading manure. The research findings have implications for Chesapeake Bay water quality.

January 25, 2019

Since 2002 the Ag Rescue program has provided emergency response training. The PSU Ag Safety team is gearing up for its annual Large Animal training which focuses on educating first responder agencies and organizations. The training includes classroom instruction and detailed hands-on exercises that allows participants to practice their new knowledge and skills. Extensive hands-on exercises involving live animals is part of this training.

December 10, 2018

A grant awarded to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will support research on preventing grain bin entrapment

November 28, 2018

2018 Recipient of the James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award

November 19, 2018

Congratulation to Dr. Choi for an outstanding dissertation!

November 7, 2018

New research is a first step in exploring opportunities and challenges to developing animal agriculture in western Pennsylvania in a way that is both economically and environmentally sustainable. The region of Pennsylvania drained by the Ohio River provides additional opportunities for new animal agriculture facilities and related manure-management activities.

October 31, 2018

Researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences the last few years have been studying the ability of biomass to absorb industrial spills, according to Dan Ciolkosz, assistant research professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

October 26, 2018

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awards $388,000 to support compost upgrades. Penn State students in Megan Marshall's class toured State College's compost facility to get background for their work assisting Bellefonte.

October 25, 2018

“The plant is a hyperaccumulator,” said Brennan. “It sucks up nitrogen and phosphorus out of the water extremely well. When you put it in the soil, it takes a while for the duckweed to break down, so it acts like a slow-release fertilizer.”

October 2, 2018

Researchers Ehsan Mahdinia (left) and Ali Demirci, in the College of Agricultural Sciences, are shown feeding microorganisms that produce the most potent form of vitamin K in a laboratory biofilm reactor in research that promises to reduce production costs and perhaps prices.

September 26, 2018

A new grant will help Penn State researchers develop an innovative foam that helps seal wounds quickly — whether on the battlefield, in rural areas, or in other isolated locations far from hospitals.

A section of a trail at Chimney Rocks Park shows damage from mud and erosion.
September 18, 2018

Students studying natural resources engineering will recommend best practices.

September 5, 2018

This promotional effort to support the people working in America's greatest industry is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. The Farm Safety Team will have a webinar to share event ideas and current efforts provided by Penn State Extension. Your participation is encouraged.

August 15, 2018

The ABE Faculty and Staff wish to congratulate our Summer 2018 Graduates.

August 3, 2018

Pharmaceuticals that are incompletely degraded in septic tanks and leaching fields can travel with wastewater and infiltrate groundwater.

July 5, 2018

Hazardous gases released from dairy manure storages during agitation can be particularly dangerous for nearby operators when gypsum bedding has been used in the cow stalls.

July 2, 2018

Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018