Penn State research has helped shape apple industry
August 24, 2016
Horticulture professor Rob Crassweller has been helping apple growers boost production for more than 30 years.
The University's College of Agricultural Sciences has been conducting research on apple tree rootstock at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs since the early 1970s. Here, a group from the Pennsylvania Fruit Grower's Association tours the orchard, led by Horticulture Professor Rob Crassweller (in light-colored hat).
Student Stories: Plant Science students travel to the Emerald Isle
August 5, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Plant Science majors Casey Baxter and Mikaela Hermstedt may know all there is to know about the Irish potato famine.
This past spring, they took HORT 499H Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine: Examinations of New World Crops in Old World Societies. The honors class included a 10-day trip to Ireland after a semester of lectures on the potato and other essential crops of both the United States and Ireland.
Penn State to help develop guidelines for growing industrial hemp
August 1, 2016
On July 20, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and institutions of higher education to grow hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for research purposes. Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is working with the state department of agriculture to develop the policies, procedures and applications needed to facilitate and guide such research projects.