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To fight dreaded mushroom flies, Penn State to hire new researcher

November 1, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Entomologists at Penn State University are poised to hire a researcher to act as a liaison for Chester County residents besieged by aggressive mushroom flies.

Last week, the university advertised an opening for a “research technologist” on its website. The announcement comes five months after Penn State received a $90,000 grant from the state to study – and hopefully repel – phorid flies, a species of insect inherently tied to the county’s cash-crop backbone.

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