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Please note that this is the final 2021 IBC issue. IBC newsletters will resume on January 11, 2022

Featured News Stories

Erin Horack
Penn State Berks student awarded for spotted lanternfly research
Erin Horack, a first-year biotechnology major at Penn State Berks, recently won two first place awards for her research studying the spotted lanternfly.
December bug of the month
Bug of the Month: December
This caddisfly belongs to one of four genera, Rhyacophila, within the family Rhyacophilidae.
Flower & butterfly
Flowering plants and the evolution of life on Earth
Angiosperms laid the foundation for modern terrestrial biodiversity according to new study co-authored by PSU palaeobotanist Peter Wilf.

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2022 Agriculture Forecast
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