Virginia Cooperative Extension Links

Land Applications of Biosolids in Virginia

  1. Utilization of Organic Wastes asNutrient 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)