Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment

Interdisciplinary Research Project on Water and Agriculture Launches Website

Water for Agriculture, a Penn State-led interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institute on Food and Agriculture, has launched its own website. The project aims to address the water and agriculture issues that matter most to communities through effective stakeholder engagement.

Water Efficiency and Energy

Agriculture is the largest user of fresh water in Oklahoma, the nation and world.

Slowing the Spread of EAB in Vermont

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that kills 99 percent of the North American ash trees it infects.

Ag Research Extends Beyond Crop Fields into Forests

The word “agriculture” does not usually come to mind when one thinks of forests, but perhaps it’s time that it should.

Bringing Independent Farmers into the Marketplace and Local Supermarkets

Access to profitable retail and wholesale markets is a challenge for small- to mid-scale family farmers. “The days of showing up with your cantaloupes in the back of the pickup are no longer a way to make a living,” said Diana Endicott of Kansas City, Missouri.

Wildfires Alter Stream Chemistry for Years

Changes Result in Much Lower Levels of Vital Energy Sources for Organisms Living in Water

Increasing Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Resilience in Dominant Agroecosystems of the Northeast

Climate change is demanding that we find new ways to adapt agricultural systems to remain profitable, curb environmental impacts, and minimize their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.

Incentivizing Feedstock Supply for the Bioeconomy

The emerging cellulosic biofuel and bioproduct industry requires the development of biomass markets where economic and policy challenges need to be overcome for farmers to engage as viable suppliers.

Nebraska Extension Offers Resources to Flood Victims

As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery.

Resource Management in Commercial Greenhouse Production

Across the country, controlled environments make year-round agriculture possible.