|America's Anniversary Garden: A Statewide Corridor and Entrance Enhancement Program||
In 2007, Virginia will mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first English settlement in the Americas. The 18-month-long commemoration begins in May 2006 and will feature educational programs, cultural events, fairs, and various live and broadcast entertainments sponsored by Virginia and cities and towns across the commonwealth. See the America's 400th Anniversary website at www.americasanniversary.com for information about this salute to America's birthplace.
|May 1, 2009||426-211|
|Applying Pesticides Safely||
Proper use of pesticides is essential for your safety and for that of the environment. Pesticides must be used correctly to be effective.
Review the product label before each use. Be sure you have all the materials necessary for a safe and proper application. Check precautions label sites (e.g., types of plants or areas) and timing requirements such as days to harvest, temperature, and wind speed restrictions. Be sure you can indeed use this pesticide when and where you intend to!
|May 1, 2009||426-710|
|Choosing Pesticides Wisely||
Healthy plants are less susceptible to attack by pests, and good cultural practices can reduce pest outbreaks.
Do you really need a pesticide?Before you purchase any pesticide, you should answer some important questions.
|May 1, 2009||426-706|
|Common Ground: Why Should University Faculty Partner with Virginia Cooperative Extension?||Jul 10, 2013||VCE-129NP|
|Creating a Water-Wise Landscape||
Water-wise landscape design and management focus on working with nature and natural forces (such as rainfall) to create an aesthetically pleasing, livable landscape, while using less water from the local supply.
Minimizing the need for watering in your landscape requires careful observation, planning, and common sense. Several principles for water-wise landscaping include choosing the best design and plants, preparing soils, and watering properly for efficient water use.
|May 1, 2009||426-713|
|Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations||Jun 30, 2009||430-101|
|Farm Security - “Treat it Seriously” – Security for Plant Agriculture: Producer Response for Plant Diseases, Chemical Contamination, and Unauthorized Activity||
Acts of terrorism have heightened our awareness of the need for security, both at home and on the farm or nursery. This publication and the checklist that accompanies it will help you be proactive with regard to farm security.
|Mar 9, 2011||445-004|
|Groundwater Quality and the Use of Lawn and Garden Chemicals by Homeowners||
The people of Virginia use nearly 400 million gallons of groundwater each day to meet industrial, agricultural, public, and private water demands. One-third of Virginia's citizens rely on groundwater as their primary source of fresh drinking water, and 80 percent of Virginians use groundwater to supply some or all of their daily water needs. Groundwater is an important resource, but it is a hidden one and, therefore, is often forgotten. In fact, until recent incidents of groundwater contamination, little attention was paid to the need to protect Virginia's groundwater.
|May 1, 2009||426-059|
|Herb Culture and Use||
Herbs have been used for seasoning, medicine, fragrance, and sorcery for thousands of years. Tarragon, rosemary, and thyme are among the most ancient of seasonings, yet there are few culinary achievements that can top good poultry roasted with these three herbs.
|Nov 11, 2011||426-420|
|Impatiens Downy Mildew||May 21, 2013||PPWS-19NP|
|Patriotic Gardens: Red, White, and Blue Native Plants||
In 2007, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) developed the America’s Anniversary Garden to help individuals, communities, and groups commemorate America’s 400th Anniversary with a signature landscape, garden, or container planting. These signature gardens have red, white, and blue color schemes. Although the commemoration has passed, this guide continues to be useful for creating a patriotic garden.
|Jan 14, 2015||426-223 (HORT-86P)|
|Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals, 2015||Feb 16, 2015||456-018 (ENTO-69P)|
|Plant America's Anniversary Garden||
In 2007, Virginia will mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. The 18-month-long commemoration begins in May 2006 and will feature educational programs, cultural events, fairs, and various live and broadcast entertainments sponsored by Virginia and cities and towns across the commonwealth. See the America's 400th Anniversary website at www.americasanniversary.com for information about this salute to America's birthplace. Communities and citizens also will be improving their streets, parks, schools, businesses, and gardens as part of the commemoration.
|May 1, 2009||426-210|
|Poison Ivy: Leaves of three? Let it be!||
Those who experience the blisters, swelling, and extreme itching that result from contact with poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), poison oak (Toxicodendron pubescens), or poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) learn to avoid these pesky plants. Although poison oak and poison sumac do grow in Virginia, poison ivy is by far the most common. This publication will help you identify poison ivy, recognize the symptoms of a poison ivy encounter, and control poison ivy around your home.
|May 1, 2009||426-109|
|Resources for Greenhouse and Nursery Operations and Operators||
The Virginia Small Business Development Center Network
|Jul 1, 2009||430-104|
|Selecting and Using Plant Growth Regulators on Floricultural Crops||
Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are chemicals that are designed to affect plant growth and/or development (figure 1). They are applied for specific purposes to elicit specific plant responses. Although there is much scientific information on using PGRs in the greenhouse, it is not an exact science. Achieving the best results with PGRs is a combination of art and science — science tempered with a lot of trial and error and a good understanding of plant growth and development.
|Nov 18, 2013||430-102 (HORT-43P)|
|Soil Test Note 19: Vegetable and Flower Gardens (Supplement to Soil Test Report)||May 1, 2009||452-719|
|The Basics of Fertilizer Calculations for Greenhouse Crops||Jun 30, 2009||430-100|
|Understanding Pesticide Labels||
Research has shown that consumers find reading and understanding the label to be the most difficult aspect of applying pesticides safely. However, it is essential that you understand the label information before you begin work. The label printed on or attached to a container of pesticide tells you how to use it correctly and warns of any environmental or health safety measures to take.
|May 1, 2009||426-707|
|Using Plant Growth Regulators on Containerized Herbaceous Perennials||
There is a tremendous diversity of herbaceous perennial plant species being grown for both the retail and landscaping sectors of the industry. Because of the diversity in species grown, there is much more unknown about perennials production than is known. Growth regulation is of particular concern. In production settings, as well as in retail locations, herbaceous perennials grown in pots tend to stretch and become leggy or simply overgrow their pots before their scheduled market date. These plants are less marketable, and harder to maintain. Many growers resort to pruning, which is not only costly in terms of labor, but also delays plant production two to four weeks.
|Jun 8, 2012||430-103 (HORT-4P)|