Redesigning Roots to Help Crop Plants Survive Hard Times
May 16, 2016
Penn State scientists in the College of Ag Sciences are helping crops to tolerate drought, poor soils.
Among the likely effects of climate change, perhaps the one with the most potential to devastate human and natural communities is drought—not just a dry season or two, but a prolonged lack of rainfall over vast areas, lasting years or even decades.
Growers Cautioned to be on the Lookout for Invasive Pigweeds
May 4, 2016
The battle against invasive species is never-ending for agricultural producers, and the latest example is a pair of weeds that threaten to cause significant damage to crop yields across Pennsylvania. Researchers and extension specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are warning growers to be on the lookout for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, two species of pigweed that are gaining a foothold in the state.