Student uses technology to study plants on HUB green roof
October 25, 2016
Julianna Razryadov’s passion for green roofs has led her around the world and back again. After traveling to Switzerland, New Zealand and Malaysia, Razryadov, who grew up in New York City, returned to the Northeast to study the benefits of using native plants to boost the sustainability and aesthetics of green roofs across the United States.
Students get Beaver Stadium's turfgrass ready for the big game
October 10, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When the Nittany Lions take the field for this year's Homecoming game on Oct. 8, Beaver Stadium spectators and television viewers alike will watch the team play on a vibrant, green athletic field, carefully manicured and painted with precision for its game-day glory.
Roth named associate head of Department of Plant Science
October 10, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Greg Roth, professor of agronomy in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will become associate head of the college's Department of Plant Science, effective Oct. 1.
In announcing the appointment, Rick Roush, dean of the college, said Roth will work with Department Head Erin Connolly, faculty and staff to keep a large, complex department with multiple educational and research programs functioning smoothly. The department employs more than 100 faculty members and research, extension and support staff.
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).