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    • Does Use Value Taxation Hold Potential to Lower Farmers' Property Tax Bills? 

      Lamie, David (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Many farmland owners and farmers are certainly interested in lowering their tax bills and many are interested in seeking alternatives to the current system of local taxation that relies so heavily on the property tax. The ...
    • Biofortification: Creating a Healthier Food Supply 

      Singer, William M.; David Lee, 1963-; Zhang, Bo, 1976- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-30)
      Humans and livestock require a broad range of nutrients to maintain a healthy diet. However, the lack of diversity in diets due to price, geography, and availability makes it difficult to create a well-rounded food supply ...
    • The Basics of Fertilizer Calculations for Greenhouse Crops 

      Latimer, Joyce G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-23)
      Fertilizers are designed to provide the elements necessary for plant growth. About 90% of the plant weight is made up of water. The remaining mass constitutes the plant dry weight, which is made up primarily of 17 elements ...
    • Grape Production Injuries and Prevention 

      Grisso, Robert D. (Robert Dwight), 1956-; Wolf, Tony Kenneth, 1956-; Niewolny , Kim (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-23)
      Grape acreage and production have been steadily increasing in the US. In 2010 there were approximately 23,000 farms with a total of 944,800 acres producing grapes. Ninety percent of these farms are smaller than 100 acres ...
    • Buzz, Bodies & Bites - September, 2020 Newsletter 

      Rafie, Carlin; Santiago, Vanessa; Wright, Pegi (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-08)
      This is the first issue of a newsletter for older adults produced by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. It focuses on current affairs related to living well, exercise, and nutrition.This newsletter provides actionable ...
    • Fall Panicum Toxicity In Horses 

      McIntosh, Bridgett; Arnold, Sandy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-14)
      Fall Panicum is a common annual warm season grass that can be hepatotoxic (cause liver disease) in horses under certain growing conditions. Toxicity in horses was documented in Virginia in 2004 when fourteen horses were ...
    • Hydrology Basics and the Hydrologic Cycle 

      Easton, Zachary, M.; Bock, Emily (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-04)
      This fact sheet summarizes complex relationships and highlights important applications of hydrologic concepts in agroecosystems, including conservation of soil water in the vadose zone1 to support crop production and water ...
    • Legacy Planning - A Guide For Virginia Landowners 

      Gagnon, Jennifer L.; Downing, Adam K.; Santucci, Mike; Mountain, Travis (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-11)
      Most woodland owners want their land to stay intact, in forest, and in family, even after they pass. Unfortunately, land is most vulnerable to subdivision, land use change, and being sold out of the family when it passes ...
    • Backyard Wildlife Habitats 

      Eaton,Gregory K.; Wright, Barbara; Close, Dave (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-28)
      The area where an organism lives and meets its basic needs for food, water, cover, and space to survive is called its habitat. Each species of wildlife has different habitat requirements.
    • The Art of Bonsai 

      Relf, Diane; Close, Dave (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-08)
      Bonsai is an art form that stems from ancient Asian culture, originating in China and developed by the Japanese. In the 13th century, the Japanese collected and potted wild trees that had been dwarfed by nature. These ...
    • 4-H Livestock Judging Project 

      Seibel, Andy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-01-11)
      This project sheet describes the activities and advantages of participating in the Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Program.
    • What Do I Need To Know To Sell SEAFOOD at the Farmers Market? 

      Vilalba, Abigail (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-11)
      This fact sheet provides information on the steps to follow to successfully sell seafood at the farmers market. The publication includes information about the regulations needed to get your products approved for sale, how ...
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Equine Release, Waiver, and Indemnification Statement 

      Rafie, Carlin (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-10-08)
      This is a one page equine release, waiver, and indemnification statement for equine activities at Virginia Tech events.
    • Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. Catfish Business: Quarter 1 Results 

      Engle, Carole R.; van Senten, Jonathan; Smith, Matthew A.; Clark, Charles T.; Fluharty, Shannon|Schwarz, Michael H. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-11)
      In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Virginia Tech and the Ohio State University collected information about how catfish farms have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey was conducted at the ...
    • Safety and Risk Management for Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteers 

      Prysby, Michelle D. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-11)
      In this publication, we describe the common categories of risk Virginia Master Volunteers may encounter as part of their learning and service in the program. We give examples of specific risks in each category, and we ...
    • Understanding Pesticide Toxicity 

      McCoy, Tim; Frank, Daniel; Beegle, Dana Kirley (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-11)
      This factsheet explains what toxicity is, how it is determined for pesticides, and how that determination translates to signal words on the pesticide label. Understanding pesticide toxicity will help you make more informed ...
    • Virginia Corn Hybrid and Management Trials in 2020 

      Thomason, Wade E.; Lawton, Nathaniel A.; Rucker, Elizabeth (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-11)
      Discusses trials of Virginia corn hybrids that were conducted at six locations in Virginia in 2020
    • Virginia Corn Silage Hybrid Trials in 2020 

      Rucker, Elizabeth; Thomason, Wade E.; Lawton, Nathaniel A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-09)
      Discusses the results of performance trials from commercial corn hybrids produced for silage at four Virginia locations in 2020.
    • Dairy Pipeline. November/December 2020 

      White, Alex B. (Alex Blackhall), 1963-; Winston, David R. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-09)
      In this issue: Financial Lessons from a Pandemic; Evaluating Transition Cow Management; Upcoming Events
    • The Farm Safety, Health & Wellness Toolkit 

      Mason, Garland; Niewolny, Kim (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-09)
      Farmers nationwide are experiencing socio-economic crisis and Virginia’s farmers are no exception. Farmers in Virginia are under immense stress due to various threats including social threats (within the family or community), ...