Virginia Cooperative Extension Links

Land Applications of Biosolids in Virginia

  1. Utilization of Organic Wastes as Nutrient Sources and Soil Amendments

Best Management Practice Fact Sheets

  1. Wet Ponds (Publication 426-133)
  2. Rooftop Disconnection (Publication 426-120)
  3. Sheet Flow to Open Spaces (Publication 426-121)
  4. Grass Swales (Publication 426-122)
  5. Soil Restoration (Publication 426-123)
  6. Vegetated Roofs (Publication 426-124)
  7. Rainwater Harvesting (Publication 426-125)
  8. Permeable Pavement (Publication 426-126)
  9. Infiltration Practices (Publication 426-127)
  10. Bioretention (Publication 426-128)

Riparian Forested Buffers

  1.  Effectiveness of Temporary Stream Crossing Closure Techniques (Publication ANR-110NP)
  2. Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: An Overview (Publication 420-150)
  3. Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Benefits to Communities and Landowners (Publication 420-153)
  4. Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Effects on Plant and Animal Communities (Publication 420-152)
  5. Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Effects on Water Quality (Publication 420-151)
  6. Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Factors Influencing Adoption (Publication 420-154)
  7. Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Planning, Establishment and Maintenance (Publication 420-155)

Urban Water Quality Management

  1. Residential Stormwater: Put It in Its Place. Demonstrating Runoff and Increasing Stormwater Infiltration (Publication 426-046)

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Management

  1. Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal (Publication ANR-90NP)
  2. On-farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers (Publication 2909-1412)

Crops

  1. Adding Cut Flowers May Increase Profits (Publication 2906-1331)
  2. Agronomy Handbook 2000 (Publication 424-100)
  3. Fertilizer Types and Calculating Application Rates (Publication 424-035)
  4. Field Production of Cut Flowers: Potential Crops (Publication 426-619)
  5. Getting Started in the Production of Field Grown, Specialty Cut Flowers (Publication 426-618)
  6. Importance of Farm Phosphorus Mass Balance and Management Options (Publication CSES-98P)
  7. Storing and Managing Poultry Litter (Publication 442-054)
  8. Manure Injection in No-Till and Pasture Systems (Publication CSES-22P)
  9. Pest Management Guide: Field Crops, 2015 (Publication 456-016)
  10. Phosphorus, Agriculture and the Environment (Publication 424-029)
  11. Pop-up and/or Starter Fertilizers for Corn (Publication 3002-1438)
  12. Pyridine Herbicide Carryover: Causes and Precautions (Publication VTTP-6NP)
  13. Sell Cut Flowers from Perennial Summer-flowering Bulbs (Publication 2906-1370)
  14. Sensor-based, Variable-rate Nitrogen Applications in Virginia (Publication CSES-90P)
  15. Southeastern US 2014 Vegetable Crop Handbook (Publication AREC-66)
  16. Soybean Insect Guide (Publication AREC-68NP)
  17. Soybean Reproductive Development Stages (Publication AREC-59NP)
  18. Successful No-Tillage Corn Production (Publication 424-030)
  19. Suggested Soybean Seeding Rates for Virginia (Publication 3006-1447)
  20. Tools to More Efficiently Manage In-Season Corn Nitrogen Needs (Publication 2909-1410)
  21. Virginia No-till Fact Sheet Series #3: Manure Injection (Publication 3011-1517)
  22. Virginia No-till Fact Sheet Series #2: Nitrogen Fertilizer Injection in No-Till Systems (Publication 3011-1516)

Soils

  1. Agronomy Handbook 2000 (Publication 424-100)
  2. Biochar in Agricultural Systems (Publication 442-311)
  3. Compost: What is it & What’s it to You (Publication 452-231)
  4. Laboratory Procedures: Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory (Publication 452-881)
  5. Manure Injection in No-Till and Pasture Systems (Publication CSES-22P)
  6. Nitrogen Soil Testing for Corn in Virginia (Publication 418-016)
  7. Backyard Composting: (Publication HORT-49P)
  8. Phosphorus, Agriculture and the Environment (Publication 424-029)
  9. Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Crop Production (Publication 452-124)
  10. Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery Production (Publication 452-126)
  11. Soil Sample Information Sheet for Golf Courses and Industrial Lawns (Publication 452-128)
  12. Soil Sample Information Sheet for Home Lawns, Gardens, Fruits and Ornamentals (Publication 452-125)
  13. Soil Sampling For the Home Gardener (Publication 452-129)
  14. Soil Test Note #1 – Explanation of Soil Tests (Publication 452-701)
  15. Soil Test Note #2 – Field Crops (Publication 452-702)
  16. Soil Test Note #3 – Liming and Fertilization of Cool-Season Forage Crops (Publication 452-703)
  17. Soil Test Note #4 – Trace Elements (Publication 452-704)
  18. Soil Test Note #5: Fertilizing With Manures (Publication 452-705)
  19. Soil Test Note #17: Lawn Fertilization for Cool Season Grasses (Publication 452-717)
  20. Soil Test Note #18: Lawn Fertilization for Warm Season Grasses (Publication 452-718)
  21. Soil Test Note #19: Vegetable and Flower Gardens (Publication 452-719)
  22. Soil Test Note #20: Home Shrubs and Trees (Publication 452-720)
  23. Soil Testing for the Lawn and Landscape (Publication 430-540)
  24. Sources of Lime for Acid Soils in Virginia (Publication 452-510)
  25. The Minute Pirate Bug (Publication 3002-1437)
  26. Urban Nutrient Management Handbook (Publication 430-350)
  27. Virginia No-Till Fact Sheet Series #6: Nitrogen Fertilizer Sources and Properties (Publication 2908-1405)

Pasture and Hay: Crops and Soils

  1. Calibrating Forage Seeding Equipment (Publication 418-121)
  2. Control of Common Pasture and Hayfield Weeds in Virginia and West Virginia (Publication 427-002)
  3. Controlled Grazing of Virginia’s Pastures (Publication 418-012)
  4. Determining Forage Moisture Concentration (Publication 442-106)
  5. Fertilizing Cool-Season Forages with Poultry Litter versus Commercial Fertilizer (Publication 418-142)
  6. Forage Establishment: Getting Off to a Good Start (Publication 418-120)
  7. Growing Small Grains for Forage in Virginia (Publication 424-006)
  8. Herbage Quality, Biomass and Animal Performance of Cattle Part I: Forage Biomass, Botanical Composition and Nutritive Values (Publication 418-151)
  9. Herbage Quality, Biomass and Animal Performance of Cattle Grazing Part II: Animal Performance (Publication 418-152)
  10. Making the Most of Tall Fescue in Virginia (Publication 418-050)
  11. Managing Virginia’s Steep Pastures (Publication 418-005)
  12. Manure Injection in No-Till and Pasture Systems (Publication CSES-22P)
  13. No-Till Seeding of Forage Grasses and Legumes (Publication 418-007)
  14. Pesticide Applicator Manuals (Publication VTTP-2)
  15. Planning Fencing Systems For Controlled Grazing (Publication 442-130)
  16. Planting and Managing Switchgrass for Forage, Wildlife and Conservation (Publication 418-013)
  17. Putting the Punch Back in Your Pastures: Pasture Renovation (Publication 418-134)
  18. Soil Test Note #1 – Explanation of Soil Tests (Publication 452-701)
  19. Soil Test Note #2 – Field Crops (Publication 452-702)
  20. Soil Test Note #3 – Liming and Fertilization of Cool-Season Forage Crops (Publication 452-703)
  21. Soil Test Note #4 – Trace Elements (Publication 452-704)
  22. Soil Test Note #5: Fertilizing With Manures (Publication 452-705)
  23. The Nutritive Value of Common Pasture Weeds and Their Relation to Livestock Nutrient Requirements (Publication 418-150)
  24. Warm-Season Annual Grasses for Summer Forage (Publication 418-004)
  25. Winter Seeding Methods to Establish Clover in Permanent Pasture (Publication 418-022)

Beginning Farmer

  1. An Evaluation of Program, Training and Resource Needs of Virginia Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (Publication AEE-81P)
  2. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 1): Starting a new farm enterprise (Publication AEE-37NP)
  3. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 2): Challenges to new farm enterprises (Publication AEE-38NP)
  4. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 3): Land and tenure acquisition (Publication AEE-39NP)
  5. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 4): Marketing and business management (Publication AEE-40NP)
  6. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 1): Overview of a farm enterprise (Publication AEE-45NP)
  7. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 2): Challenges in new farm enterprise (Publication AEE-46NP)
  8. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 3): Advice for beginning farmers (Publication AEE-47NP)
  9. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 1): Starting a new farm enterprise (Publication AEE-41NP)
  10. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 2): Challenges to farming (Publication AEE-42NP)
  11. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 3): Crops grown on the farm (Publication AEE-43NP)
  12. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 4): Cultural differences in farming in the U.S. (Publication AEE-44NP)
  13. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 1): Developing a farm enterprise (Publication AEE-31NP)
  14. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 2): Exploring production goals (Publication AEE-32NP)
  15. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 3): Measuring success (Publication AEE-33NP)
  16. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 4): Economic challenges (Publication AEE-34NP)
  17. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 5): Marketing challenges (Publication AEE-35NP)
  18. Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 6): Balancing on-farm and off-farm employment (Publication AEE-36NP)

Miscellaneous

  1. Denitrification Management (Publication BSE-54P)
  2. Effectiveness of Temporary Stream Crossing Closure Techniques Forest Operations Research Highlights (Publication ANR-110NP)
  3. Groundwater Quality and the Use of Lawn and Garden Chemicals by Homeowners (Publication 426-059)
  4. How Do Stream Buffers Reduce the Offsite Impact of Pollution? (Publication BSE-38P)
  5. Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship (Publication 442-309)
  6. Mid-Atlantic Composting Directory  (Publication 452-230)
  7. Nutrient Management for Small Farms (Publication 442-305)
  8. Backyard Composting (Publication HORT-49)
  9. Phosphorus, Agriculture and the Environment (Publication 424-029)
  10. Selecting a Treatment Technology for Manure Management (Publication 442-306)
  11. Rainwater Harvesting Systems (Publication BSE-116NP)
  12. Selecting a Treatment Technology for Manure Management (Publication 442-306)
  13. Landowners’ Guide to Managing Streams in the Eastern US (Publication 420-141)
  14. Virginia Landowner’s Guide to the Carbon Market (Publication 442-138)
  15. Virginia Master Naturalist Program (Publication 465-300)