Resources for Virginia State University

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum), A Potential Plant for the Cut Flower Market Jan 17, 2019 2906-1312 (SPES-99)
Adding Cut Flowers May Increase Profits Jan 17, 2019 2906-1331 (SPES-100NP)
Organic Production of Watermelons Jan 17, 2019 2906-1342 (SPES-102NP)
Sell Cut Flowers from Perennial Summer-flowering Bulbs Jan 25, 2019 2906-1370 (SPES-101NP)
Specialty Muskmelons Jan 30, 2019 2906-1372 (SPES-98NP)
Greenhouse Heater Checklist Jan 28, 2019 2906-1387 (SPES-97NP)
Agri-Tourism May 1, 2009 310-003
Here's To Your Family's Health May 1, 2009 348-025
Physical Activity... A healthy habit for Life! May 1, 2009 348-250
Guiding the Behavior of Young Children Feb 27, 2019 350-020 (FCS-132P)
Dealing With the Angry Child Feb 27, 2019 350-021 (FCS-132P)
Communicating with Young Children Mar 4, 2019 350-022 (FCS-132P)
Discipline: When Children Argue and Fight Mar 4, 2019 350-023 (FCS-132P)
Making Goodbyes Easier for Children and Parents Mar 4, 2019 350-025 (FCS-132P)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Or Additional Difficulties Hampering Development Mar 4, 2019 350-051 (FCS-132P)
Developing Responsibility And Self Management In Young Children: Goals Of Positive Behavior Management Mar 4, 2019 350-052 (FCS-132P)
Human Growth and Development - A Matter of Principles Feb 20, 2019 350-053 (FCE-134P)
Children and Stress: Caring Strategies to Guide Children Mar 6, 2019 350-054 (FCS-132P)
Understanding Growth and Development Patterns of Infants Mar 6, 2019 350-055 (FCS-132P)
Assessing Community Needs for Child Care Mar 6, 2019 350-056 (FCS-132P)
Tips on Toys May 1, 2009 350-063
Discipline for Young Children - A Look At Discipline Mar 6, 2019 350-110 (FCS-132P)
Discipline for Young Children - Discipline and Punishment: What is the Difference? Mar 6, 2019 350-111 (FCS-132P
Discipline for Young Children - Why Children Misbehave May 1, 2009 350-112
Discipline for Young Children - To Prevent Misbehavior May 1, 2009 350-113
Discipline for Young Children - Responding to Misbehavior May 1, 2009 350-114
The Child's Self Concept: OK or NOT OK May 1, 2009 350-661
Winning Ways to Talk with Young Children May 1, 2009 350-721
Conducting 4-H Community Service Learning Projects Oct 2, 2009 384-160
Tips for Profitable Variety Selection: How to Use Data From Different Types of Variety Trials Jul 29, 2011 424-040
Introduction to Labor Issues for Beginning Farmers
There are many factors to consider before you start a new farm enterprise. Labor issues are often underemphasized in the decision-making processes of beginning farmers. It is important to consider who you will hire, where you will find help, how you will manage your employees, and what legal matters are relevant to your farm.
Feb 25, 2015 AEE-106NP
Operations & Markets - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-134NP
Labor Situation On Porcello Farm - Spring 2015
Kim Niewolny, Associate Professor; Dept. of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Theresa Nartea, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University; Cathryn Kloetzli, Extension Agent, Albemarle County; Allyssa Mark, Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Associate, Dept. of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech
Jul 12, 2016 AEE-135NP
Advice For Beginning Farmers - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-136NP
Markets, Goals & Expansion - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-137NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-138NP
Building Relationships & New Farmer Start-up Advice - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-139NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-140NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-141NP
Markets, Planning & Operations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-142NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-143NP
Growing Berries & Setting Goals - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-144NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-145NP
VCE Model of Community, Local, Regional Food Systems Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-154NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Nov 2, 2016 ALCE-155NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-156NP
The Basics of Hardwood-Log Shiitake Mushroom Production and Marketing
Shiitake mushroom production offers an income opportunity for Virginia’s small-farm operators and smallwoodlot owners while providing enjoyment for others. It is also a relatively simple food-production activity, like gardening, that can be a hobby or used for teaching. This publication describes a technique for shiitake production and marketing that can be used and adapted by Virginia farmers, hobbyists, or teachers. It describes common techniques based on the available research, as well as areas of disagreement and typical difficulties producers may face, such as pests. In addition to production methods, this publication describes some of the basics of the finances and marketing of shiitake mushrooms for those interested in using them for income production.
Apr 3, 2014 ANR-102P
Hiring an Arborist to Care for Your Landscape Trees
Landscape trees are valuable assets to your property and for your community. Keeping your trees attractive, healthy, and safe requires careful attention to their planting and care throughout their lives. While many people have a green thumb, there are situations that arise where the expertise of an arborist is needed to address complex or potentially hazardous tree care needs. The purpose of this publication is to inform home owners, property managers, municipal planners, and others about the tree care services provided by an arborist and the steps that should be taken to hire a qualified arborist.
Dec 18, 2014 ANR-131NP
2012 Virginia On-Farm Small Grain Test Plots Jul 20, 2012 ANR-19NP
New market idea: Selling woody materials from landscaping projects to craft industry Jul 28, 2016 ANR-215NP
Example Survey for Determining New Farmers Market Feasibility Jul 28, 2016 ANR-216NP
Results from 2016 research survey on consumption of local produce in Virginia
There appears to be a lack of published research study data on consumer motivations for purchasing local produce in Virginia. Additionally, the level of consumer awareness of labels such as “local,” “pesticide-free,” “certified organic,” “grown in Virginia,” or “superfood,” and the influence such labels have on purchasing decisions in Virginia has not been previously researched.
Sep 12, 2016 ANR-222NP
2016 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots
The research and demonstration plots discussed in this publication are a cooperative effort by nine Virginia Cooperative Extension employees, a faculty member at Virginia State University, numerous producers, and many members of the agribusiness community. The field work and printing of this publication are mainly supported by the Virginia Corn Check-Off Fund through the Virginia Corn Board. Anyone who would like a copy should contact their local extension agent, who can request a copy from the Essex County Extension office.
Dec 9, 2016 ANR-235NP
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2016
These demonstration and research plot results are a collaborative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Agents and Specialists, area producers, and agribusiness. The purpose of this publication is to provide research-based information to aid in the decision-making process for soybean producers in Virginia. It provides an unbiased evaluation of varieties, management practices, and new technologies through on-farm replicated research using producer equipment and time. These experiments enable producers to make better management decisions based on research and provide greater opportunities to improve yields and profits, which improves quality of life for them and their families.
Jan 13, 2017 ANR-244NP
One-Year Health, Mortality, and Growth in Southeast Virginia of Shortleaf Pine From Three Sources
Restoration of shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) in Virginia has become a priority of various state and federal agencies. For shortleaf pine restoration to be successful in Virginia, private lands must be considered because 89 percent of forestland in Virginia is privately owned, and most private landowners are likely to use commercially available seedling sources. Shortleaf seedlings from commercially available sources in Virginia, Arkansas, and Missouri were planted in two sites in Southeast Virginia to test growth and yield. After one year, height and ground-line diameter were measured and observations were made on health and mortality of the plants. The Virginia seed source was significantly taller than the Arkansas source. At the first site, mortality and disease were low, but at the second site, mortality and poor health were very high, possibly due to soils combined with weather conditions. No significant seed source effects on disease and mortality were found at either site.
Oct 25, 2018 ANR-28P (CNRE-28P)
Influence of Breed and Supplementation on Consumer Ratings of Pasture-raised Ground Lamb Dec 11, 2017 APSC-142NP
Preparing for the breeding season in meat goats and hair sheep Feb 20, 2018 APSC-143NP
Mid-Atlantic Grain Sorghum Performance Tests 2014
The 2014 grain sorghum OVT tests contained 52 hybrids; 41 hybrids were planted as a full season crop and 21 as double crop. Full season and double cropping tests were conducted at three locations, at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) in Suffolk, VA, in a farmer field near Windsor, VA, in Isle of Wight County, and at the Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm near Petersburg, VA.
Mar 6, 2015 AREC-133NP
Results for the 2017 VSU Blueberry Variety Field Trial Mar 20, 2019 SPES-108NP
A Spreadsheet-Based Soil Test Converter for Turfgrass Professionals and Nutrient Management Planning in Virginia Nov 19, 2018 SPES-60
A Spreadsheet-Based Soil Test Converter for Turfgrass Professionals and Nutrient Management Planning in Virginia - Workbook Nov 19, 2018 SPES-60A
A Spreadsheet-Based Calculator for Lawn Fertilizer and Lime Applications in Virginia Nov 19, 2018 SPES-40P
A Spreadsheet-Based Calculator for Lawn Fertilizer and Lime Applications in Virginia - Workbook Nov 19, 2018 SPES-40A
Food Deserts in Virginia
In 2012, Delegate Delores McQuinn introduced House Joint Resolution 88 and then in 2013 reintroduced House Joint Resolution 646 to request that the Virginia General Assembly review the issue of food deserts in Virginia. The Honorable William Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly, commissioned Alan Grant, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Jewel Hairston, dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University, to conduct a study of food deserts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Jan 22, 2014 VCE-294NP