York Ag Funds the Entomology Research Fund at Penn State University

Jan 20, 2024

York Ag Drives Innovation with Key Investment in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.

(York, Pa., January 21, 2024) York Ag, a dynamic supplier of holistic ingredient solutions that optimize animal well-being, has recently fortified its commitment to advancing scientific research by contributing to the Entomology Research Fund in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, specifically to support Dr. Erika Machtinger's Ectoparasite Research Lab.

Entomology, the scientific study of insects, plays a crucial role in understanding the intricate relationships between insects and their environments. As the cornerstone of pest management, crop pollination, and ecological balance, entomology holds immense significance in ensuring the sustainability and productivity of agriculture. "Insects play a pivotal role in agricultural ecosystems, and by fostering research in this field, we contribute to the development of sustainable practices and solutions for the benefit of the agricultural industry and beyond," said Bill Achor, President and CEO of York Ag.

Ectoparasites typically refer to organisms like ticks, fleas, lice, parasitic flies, and mites. These are pathogens that attach or burrow into the skin, remaining there for extended periods. While the term can also encompass temporary blood-sucking arthropods like mosquitoes, it is commonly used in a more specific context for these skin-invading parasites.

Dr. Erika Machtinger's Ectoparasite Research Lab, now reinforced by York Ag Products' contribution, will have the resources to expand efforts in understanding and addressing challenges related to ectoparasites. Graduate and post-doctoral students will play a key role in driving these research initiatives, further emphasizing Penn State's commitment to nurturing talent in entomology.

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About York Ag

Founded in 1988, York Ag is a dynamic supplier of holistic ingredient solutions that optimize animal well-being. Headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, York Ag commercializes its proprietary products YORK CALCIUM CHIPS®, BOVAZYME®, and BOVAZYME® Organic, and carries a wholesome portfolio of national and international brands from diverse feed ingredient manufacturers.