Resources for Tools & Techniques
|Plant Propagation from Seed||Oct 11, 2019||426-001|
|Propagation by Cuttings, Layering and Division||Oct 11, 2019||426-002|
|Jardinería en macetas y camas elevadas (Container and Raised Bed Gardening)||May 11, 2023||426-020s (SPES-428P)|
|Seed For The Garden||Apr 8, 2022||426-316 (SPES-392P)|
|Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden||
Mulching is a practice adaptable to nearly all home gardens. To mulch is simply to cover the soil around plants with a protective material, organic or inorganic.
|Sep 16, 2020||426-326 (SPES-256P)|
|Intensive Gardening Methods||Nov 5, 2018||426-335|
|Pruning Crapemyrtles||Apr 19, 2022||430-451 (SPES-387P)|
|Fine Tuning a Sprayer with “Ounce” Calibration Method||
This extension publication discusses guidelines to quickly evaluate the performance of a sprayer. Sprayer calibration, nozzle discharge, spray pattern uniformity, speed checks, pump performance, and plumbing arrangements are evaluated with minimal calculations.
|Apr 16, 2020||442-453 (BSE-320P)|
|Forma para el Muestreo de Suelos de Céspedes, Jardines, Frutas y Ornamentales en el Hogar (Soil Sample Information Sheet for Home Lawns, Gardens, Fruits, and Ornamentals)||May 18, 2023||452-125S (SPES-501NP)|
|Soil Sampling for the Home Gardener||
This publication explains how to obtain representative soil samples and to submit them for analysis to the Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory.
|Feb 6, 2020||452-129 (SPES-176P)|
|The Role of Farmer Input in the Design of Assistive Technologies: A Focus on Agricultural Exoskeletons||ALCE-304NP|
|Accurate Application and Placement of Chemicals on Lawns||Feb 12, 2020||BSE-318NP|
|Guidelines for Protecting Youth Workers: Promote Safe Practices and Protect Youth Workers||
The goal of this training guide is to reduce the number of accidents and related injuries among the youth workers in the green industry by making workplaces safer. This guide is primarily for employers or supervisors of youth workers in the green industry. In addition to familiarizing the employers/supervisors with the regulations associated with hiring youth workers, the guide discusses the steps they can take to make their work environments safer. It also covers the responsibilities of guardians and youth workers for making workplaces safer.
|Apr 17, 2020||BSE-46NP (BSE-314P)|
|Hand Tools Safety: Lawn Care Training Guide Hand Tool Care and Safe Use||
Many hand tools such as rakes, shovels, and pruners are used widely in lawn care operations. While these non-powered tools are not known to cause major injuries, they have the potential for injuries that may require absence from work and/or medical assistance when they are used improperly.
|Apr 17, 2020||BSE-51P (BSE-323P)|
|Tractor-Mounted Lifts||Jun 18, 2018||BSE-58NP (BSE-230NP)|
|Tractor-Mounted Vertical Lifts||Jun 22, 2018||BSE-59NP (BSE-232NP)|
|Tractor-Mounted Inclined Lifts||Jun 22, 2018||BSE-60NP (BSE-231NP)|
|Determining Harvesting Time for Corn Silage||May 5, 2016||DASC-82NP|
|Vertical Gardening Using Trellises, Stakes, and Cages||Dec 12, 2022||HORT-189NP (SPES-450NP)|
|Backyard Composting||Feb 27, 2013||HORT-49P|
|Therapeutic Gardening||Dec 12, 2022||HORT-66NP (SPES-432NP)|
|Your Soil Test Report Simplified A Guide for Homeowners||Mar 10, 2022||SPES-384NP|
|Comparison of Raised Bed Methods, Materials, and Costs||Sep 29, 2022||SPES-425NP|
|Style Guide and Template for Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications||Apr 25, 2022||VCE-946NP (VCE-1058NP)|