October 8, 2013
The team working in Penn State's Root Lab, led by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition, is studying what the rest of us don't see--the work going on underneath the ground that enables the growth of healthier crops.
Jonathan Lynch is a professor of plant nutrition in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. His research focuses on plant root architecture, and how the study of plant roots can increase crop yields and improve global food security. Lynch conducts research on five continents, where he uses computer simulations to study root characteristics.
New Major in Plant Sciences - Enrolling Students This Fall!
April 30, 2013
Grow your future with a degree in Plant Sciences!
The Plant Sciences major is a new baccalaureate degree program designed for students seeking careers in agronomic and horticultural crop production systems and enterprise management, agroecology, crop production and protection, applied plant physiology, plant science research, and plant biotechnology.
Greenhouse Guru: Horticulture student strives for sustainability
April 23, 2013
For those who did not grow up around farms, it is difficult to understand everything that must occur to sustain one. And most people don't get to see how the crops actually are grown and how much of them goes to waste every year.
Garrett Morrison, a junior studying Horticulture, has seen these things and wants to take everything he has learned at Penn State back home to improve these conditions.
"I saw firsthand the labor and hard work farmers put into their products," said Morrison, of Latrobe, Pa. "I also saw and was appalled by the vast waste involved in modern agricultural practices.
"Through my experience at Penn State, I was able to connect with other students who shared some of my views and have been able to work with ag leaders seeking to reduce it."