Virginia Cooperative Extension brings the resources of Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth. Understanding that knowledge is power, we place that power in the hands of Virginians and help them learn how to use it to improve the quality of their lives. Our Extension agents and specialists form a network of educators whose classrooms are the communities, homes, and businesses of Virginia, where they bring research-based solutions to the problems facing Virginians today. To better utilize our resources, we form collaborations with hundreds of public and private partners and volunteers, who help us reach larger and more diverse audiences and also leverage the impact of our work. We are a product of cooperation among local, state, and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens, who, through local Extension Leadership Councils, help design, implement, and evaluate our needs-driven programs. We are a dynamic organization that stimulates positive personal and societal change, leading to more productive lives, families, farms, and forests as well as a better environment. Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of Virginia's land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, and a part of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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  • Virginia On-Farm Wheat Test Plots, 2017 

    Broaddus, Mike; Balderson, T. Keith; Moore, David M.; Flanagan, Roy; Lawrence, Watson; Romelczyk, Stephanie; Jones, Trent; Hall, Makenzie; Thomason, Wade Everett (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-08-14)
    Summarizes replicated research and demonstration plots conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension in cooperation with local producers and agribusinesses.
  • The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service June 2017 Housing Commentary Section II 

    Buehlmann, Urs; Alderman, Delton (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-08-30)
    Provides information about housing growth and construction, and wood use in the construction industry.
  • The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service June 2017 Housing Commentary. Section I 

    Buehlmann, Urs; Alderman, Delton (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-08-30)
    Provides information about housing growth and construction, and wood use in the construction industry.
  • Facts About Industrial Hemp 

    Britt, Kadie; Byrd, Jabari; Kuhar, Thomas Patrick, 1969-; Fike, John Herschel (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-08-14)
    Notes basic information about hemp plants and about differences between marijuana and hemp.
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Organizational Chart 

    Jones, Ed (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-08-14)
    This document is an organizational chart of Virginia Cooperative Extension personnel.
  • The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service January 2018 Housing Commentary: Section II 

    Alderman, Delton; Buehlmann, Urs (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-11)
    Provides information about housing growth and construction, and wood use in the construction industry.
  • The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service February 2018 Housing Commentary. Section II 

    Buehlmann, Urs; Alderman, Delton (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-25)
    Provides information on housing growth and construction, and wood use in the construction industry.
  • The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service January 2018 Housing Commentary: Section I 

    Alderman, Delton; Buehlmann, Urs (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-11)
    Provides information about housing growth and construction, and wood use in the construction industry.
  • The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service February 2018 Housing Commentary. Section I 

    Buehlmann, Urs; Alderman, Delton (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-25)
    Provides information on housing growth and construction, and wood use in the construction industry.
  • Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, 2017. II, Quality Data 

    Balota, Maria; Isleib, Thomas G.; Oakes, Joseph; Anco, Dan (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-24)
    Presents data on Virginia-type peanut cultivars and on new breeding lines of these cultivars. Compares quality of kernels and pods of peanut varieties grown at test plots.
  • The Socrates Project. Poisonous Plants in Virginia 

    Downing, Adam K. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-11)
    This document is a field guide to some common poisonous plants in Virginia. It includes a description, information on distribution, and what parts of the plants are toxic, symptoms. There is also a glossary of terms used ...
  • Water Reuse: Using Reclaimed Water for Irrigation 

    Haering, Kathryn; Evanylo, Gregory K.; Benham, Brian Leslie, 1960-; Goatley, Michael (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-24)
    Describes water reuse and reclaimed water, explains how reclaimed water is produced, options for water reuse, water reuse regulations, and agronomic concerns with water reuse, and provides several case studies of water reuse
  • Dairy Pipeline. April 2018 

    Spurlin, Kevin; Petersson-Wolfe, Christina (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-03)
    This issue has two articles; the first one examines alternative ways of generating revenue on the dairy farm, and issues to consider before trying them, including adequate labor, management, and expertise, product demand ...
  • Flea Beetles Attacking Eggplant in Virginia 

    Mason, James A. C.; Kuhar, Thomas Patrick, 1969- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-11)
    Describes two species of flea beetle, Epitrix fuscula and E. hirtipennis, that can damage eggplant. Also describes their life cycle, damage, and chemical and non-chemical means of control.
  • Water Aerobics 

    Abston, Terry; Harden, Samantha M.; Hubbard, Marya (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-11)
    This document includes twelve exercises for water aerobics, and includes instructions on how to do these activities.
  • Spotted Lanternfly Lifecycle in Virginia 

    Day, Eric R.; Dellinger, Theresa A.; Melton, Linda (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-03)
    This document provides a brief description of the life cycle of the spotted lanternfly, along with pictures of egg masses, nymphs, and adults, plus a time line of when these different life stages typically occur.
  • Denitrifying Bioreactors: An Emerging Best Management Practice to Improve Water Quality 

    Lassiter, Emily; Easton, Zachary M. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-25)
    Discusses denitrifying bioreactors, what they are, how they work, applications, current research, and expected costs. Also includes a glossary of terms.
  • A Useful Chart for Teaching the Relation of Soil Reaction to the Availability of Plant Nutrients to Crops 

    Pettinger, N. A. (Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, Extension Division, 1935-03)
    This publication summarizes the effect of acidity and alkalinity on the availability of plant foods and the relation between lime and fertilizers. It features a color chart showing nutrient availability at a range of soil ...
  • How Soil Reaction Affects the Supply of Plant Foods 

    Pettinger, N. A.; Shear, G. M. (George Myron), 1905- (Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Extension Service, 1947-03)
    This publication summarizes the effect of acidity and alkalinity on the availability of plant foods and the relation between lime and fertilizers. It features a color chart showing nutrient availability at a range of soil ...
  • How Soil Reaction Affects the Supply of Plant Nutrients 

    Pettinger, N. A. (V.P.I. Agricultural Extension Service, 1960-05)
    This publication summarizes the effect of acidity and alkalinity on the availability of plant foods and the relation between lime and fertilizers. It features a color chart showing nutrient availability at a range of soil ...

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