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Plant Science News

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Barb Stettler among honorees at university homecoming
September 26, 2017
Exceptional Bluffton University alumni and faculty are honored each year during Homecoming weekend at the President’s Banquet. During the event, alumni and faculty who have reached milestones of achievement, service and giving are recognized. This year, alumni awards will be presented to Dr. Marvin H. Hall, a 1977 graduate who will receive the Professional Achievement Award, and Barbara Stettler, associate professor emerita of family and consumer sciences, who will receive the Faculty/Staff Service Award.
Leaf sensors can tell farmers when crops need to be watered
September 13, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Post-doctoral Research Associate Position Available in Plant Science
August 29, 2017
Post-doctoral position to coordinate and conduct research and extension activities in a multidisciplinary project on approaches to reducing tillage in an organic, cover crop-based feed grain production system in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Penn State researchers hope to extend berry growing season in Northeast
May 18, 2017
June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry festivals, pick-your-own-berries and local farmers' markets.