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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  • New VCE Onboarding - Professional Development Survey 

    Vines, Karen A.; Johnson, Lonnie; Bishop, Hannah; Paulette, Morgan; Pearson, Jocelyn; Spencer, Janet; Thompson, John (Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications, 2022-11-08)
    This survey was developed in 2021 to provide insight into onboarding and professional development needs for Virginia Cooperative Extension. The survey was used as a census survey across the various roles and program areas ...
  • My Hometown is Cool...and So is Yours! 

    Proudfoot, Chad (2022-03-08)
    Lesson plan for "My Hometown is Cool...and So is Yours!" lesson. Adapted with permission from West Virginia University Extension Service.
  • Horticultural and Forest Crops 2022 Pest Management Guide 

    Hong, Chuan X.; Day, Eric R. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    This is the 2022 Horticulture and Forest Pest Management Guide. The Virginia Pest Management Guide (PMG) series lists options for management of major pests: diseases, insects, nematodes, and weeds. These guides are produced ...
  • Peas 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    A flyer about buying peas at Farmers Markets, with recipes.
  • Soil Test Note 17: Lawn Fertilization for Cool Season Grasses (Supplement to Soil Test Report) 

    Goatley, Michael; Ervin, Erik H.; Heckendorn, Steven E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    Describes vegetable weevils, common host plants, their life history, damage to crops, and methods of control.
  • Galls Made by Wasps 

    Day, Eric R.; Dellinger, Theresa A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2022)
    Galls are abnormal growths of plant tissue induced by insects and other organisms. Gall-making parasites release growth-regulating chemicals as they feed, causing adjacent plant tissues to distort and form a gall. The ...
  • Pañuelos Para Protegerse La Cara 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-04-27)
    A flyer about COVID-19 precautions in Spanish.
  • Lavando y Desinfectando Bolsas Reutilizables 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-05-04)
    A flyer about COVID-19 precautions in Spanish.
  • Peaches 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    poster about peaches at Farmers Markets
  • Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, 2020. II, Quality Data 

    Balota, Maria; Dunne, Jeffrey C.; Cazenave, Alexandre Brice; Anco, Daniel J.; Nixon, Wayne (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021-03)
    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.
  • Managing Phosphorus Balance on Virginia Dairy Farms 

    Pearce, Austin W.; Maguire, Rory; Pokhrel, S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    Our study evaluated the status of phosphorus balance on Virginia dairy farms and identified management risk factors associated with those farms that had excessive phosphorus. There was no direct link between phosphorus ...
  • Cloth Face Coverings for Food Employees 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-04-27)
    A poster about covid precautions for food workers.
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Map 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2015)
    A map of Virginia Cooperative Extension districts and offices.
  • Agromyzid Leafminers 

    Dellinger, Theresa A.; Day, Eric R. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    Agromyzid Leafminers and their development, control, life history,common host plants, distribution, damage, biological control and chemical control.
  • Non-biting midges 

    Dellinger, Theresa A.; Day, Eric R. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    Chironomidae and their habitat, life cycle, description, damage, control, damage, distribution.
  • Virginia Attorneys: Members of the American Agricultural Law Association 

    Richardson, Jesse J.; Walker, Martha A.; Friedel, Jennifer S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    Lists members of the American Agricultural Lawyers Association.
  • Vegetable Weevil 

    Day, Eric R.; Dellinger, Theresa A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-04-27)
    Describes vegetable weevils, common host plants, their life history, damage to crops, and methods of control.
  • Colorado Potato Beetle Foliar Insecticide Menu for Potato Growers: Don’t wait, it’s smart to rotate 

    Kuhar, Thomas P.; McCullough, Chris T.; Doughty, Hélène (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    Neonicotinoids such as Admire Pro, Platinum, etc., are often used at-planting and should not be followed by a foliar application of a neonicotinoid due to resistance development in Colorado potato beetle. The Colorado ...
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. trout foodfish businesses: Quarter 1 Results March 23, 2020 to April 10, 2020 

    Engle, Carole R.; van Senten, Jonathan; Smith, Matthew A.; Clark, Charles; Fluharty, Shannon; Schwarz, Michael A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)
    This survey was designed to capture and quantify the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied industries. The survey closed April 10th, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The survey will be ...
  • Locust Borer 

    Dellinger, Theresa A.; Day, Eric R. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021-01-25)
    Locust borer description, life cycle, damage, habitat and distributio, control

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