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Penn State researchers are reformulating an exterminator spray to combat bedbugs in chicken houses. Entomology professor Nina Jenkins started developing the biopesticide Aprehend in 2011 and, with her team, commercialized the product in 2017.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in mushroom production. Its 67 mushroom farms last year produced 586.5 million pounds of mushrooms, representing 64 percent of domestic mushroom production.