|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.
|Jul 23, 2015||426-211 (HORT-186P)|
|America's Anniversary Garden: Red, White, and Blue in Fall and Winter Gardens||
Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America’s Anniversary Garden to help individuals, communities, and groups commemorate America’s 400th anniversary with a signature landscape or garden. These signature gardens have red, white, and blue color schemes. Other VCE garden design, plant selection, plant installation, and maintenance publications for patriotic gardens are listed in the Resources section .
|Apr 10, 2015||426-228(HORT-164P)|
|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!
|Jan 19, 2016||426-710 (HORT-199P)|
|Choosing Pesticides Wisely||
If you determine a pesticide is needed, read the pesticide labels carefully. You must choose a product that is specifically labeled for use on the plants you wish to protect and effective against the pest you want to control. Never use a pesticide on a food-bearing plant unless the label directs such use. The general term pesticide includes insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, etc. You must determine which product is appropriate to combat your problem. For example, an insecticide is effective only against insect pests, and some insecticides target only a certain type of insect. An insecticide alone will not solve a weed or disease problem. However some pesticide products contain two or more active ingredients. For instance, a formulation for rose care may contain an insecticide and a fungicide.
|Jan 15, 2016||426-706 (HORT-202P)|
|Common Ground: Why Should University Faculty Partner with Virginia Cooperative Extension?||Jul 10, 2013||VCE-129NP|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems||Sep 2, 2016||HORT-215NP|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary||
Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.
|Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-157NP|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report||
Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues.
|Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-156NP|
|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.
|Feb 3, 2016||426-713 (HORT-200P)|
|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: Bulbs for a Red, White, and Blue Spring Garden||
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 or garden. 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. This is the third in a series of VCE garden design, plant selection, plant installation, and maintenance publications for America’s Anniversary Garden™.
|Apr 9, 2015||426-220(HORT-163P)|
|Patriotic Gardens: How to Plant a Red, White and Blue Garden||
Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America’s Anniversary Garden in 2007 to help individuals, communities, and groups mark America’s 400th Anniversary with a signature garden planting. The signature gardens have red, white, and blue color schemes. Although the commemoration has passed, this guide continues to be a useful guide for creating a patriotic garden. This publication is the first in a series of Virginia Cooperative Extension publications and support materials to guide gardeners - new and experienced - in developing their own patriotic gardens.
|Jul 17, 2015||426-210 (HORT-185)|
|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, 2016||Feb 1, 2016||456-018 (ENTO-166P)|
|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||May 6, 2016||430-104 (HORT-188P)|
|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||Sep 21, 2015||430-100 (HORT-187P)|
|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.
|Jan 14, 2016||426-707 (HORT-201P)|
|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)|
|VCE Model of Community, Local, Regional Food Systems||Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-154NP|