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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.