Resources for School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Oct 10, 2018 2901-1033NP
American Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea (prior name C. lutea)) Oct 10, 2018 2901-1034NP
Evergreen Azalea (Rhododendron species) Oct 10, 2018 2901-1035NP
Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) Oct 12, 2018 2901-1036NP
Cherrylaurel (Prunus laurocerasus `Otto Luyken') Oct 12, 2018 2901-1038NP
Cotoneaster Oct 12, 2018 2901-1039NP
Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Oct 15, 2018 2901-1040NP
Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum) Oct 15, 2018 2901-1041NP
Drooping Leucothoe (Leucothoe fontanesiana) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1042NP
European White Birch (Betula pendula) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1043NP
Flowering Quince Oct 23, 2018 2901-1044NP
Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree Oct 23, 2018 2901-1046NP
Goldenraintree Oct 23, 2018 2901-1047NP
Green Ash Oct 23, 2018 2901-1048NP
Japanese Maple Oct 23, 2018 2901-1049NP
Japanese Barberry Oct 23, 2018 2901-1050NP
Japanese Camillia (Camellia japonica) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1051NP
Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1052NP
Japanese Pagodatree, Sophora Oct 5, 2018 2901-1053NP
Leatherleaf Viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophyllum) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1054NP
Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1055NP
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1056NP
London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1057NP
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1058NP
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1059
Old Fashioned Weigela (Weigela florida) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1060
Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia) (Mahonia aquifolium) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1061
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) Oct 5, 2018 2901-1062
Privet (Ligustrum species) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1063
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1064
Evergreen Rhododendron (Rhododendron species) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1065
Rose-of-Sharon, Shrub Althea (Hibiscus syriacus) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1066
Scarlet Firethorn, Pyracantha (Pyracantha coccinea) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1067
Smokebush, Smoketree (Cotinus coggygria) Oct 17, 2018 2901-1068
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) Oct 19, 2018 2901-1069
Southern Waxmyrtle (Myrica cerifera) Oct 19, 2018 2901-1070
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) Oct 19, 2018 2901-1071
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) Oct 24, 2018 2901-1072
Thornless Common Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis) Oct 24, 2018 2901-1073
Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) Oct 24, 2018 2901-1074
Vanhoutte Spirea (Spiraea x vanhouttei) Oct 24, 2018 2901-1075
White Oak (Quercus alba) Oct 24, 2018 2901-1076
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) Oct 26, 2018 2901-1077
Wintercreeper Euonymus (Eunymus fortunei) Oct 26, 2018 2901-1078
Yaupon Holly Cultivars (Ilex vomitoria ) Oct 26, 2018 2901-1079
Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra Oct 26, 2018 3010-1462
Bigleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla Oct 26, 2018 3010-1463
Bradford Callery Pear (and other cultivars) Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Oct 26, 2018 3010-1464
Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis Oct 31, 2018 3010-1465
Carolina Silverbell, Halesia carolina (formerly H. tetraptera) Oct 31, 2018 3010-1466
Cedars, Cedrus spp. Oct 31, 2018 3010-1467
Chastetree, Monk’s Pepper Tree, Vitex agnus-castus Oct 31, 2018 3010-1468
Chinese Juniper, Juniperus chinensis Oct 31, 2018 3010-1469
Colorado Spruce, Picea pungens var. glauca Oct 31, 2018 3010-1470
Common Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, Vinca minor Oct 31, 2018 3010-1471
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Cornus mas Oct 31, 2018 3010-1472
Creeping Juniper, Juniperus horizontalis Oct 31, 2018 3010-1473
Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides Oct 31, 2018 3010-1474
Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Picea glauca ‘Conica’ Oct 31, 2018 3010-1475
Eastern Arborvitae, American Arborvitae, White Cedar, Thuja occidentalis Oct 31, 2018 3010-1476
Eastern Redcedar, Juniperus virginiana Oct 31, 2018 3010-1477
English Ivy, Hedera helix Oct 24, 2018 3010-1478NP
Mugo Pine, Pinus mugo Sep 17, 2018 3010-1495
Oriental Arborvitae, Thuja orientalis (also known as Platycladus orientalis) Sep 18, 2018 3010-1496
Red Twig Dogwoods, Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba) and Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) Sep 21, 2018 3010-1497
Container and Raised-Bed Gardening Nov 5, 2018 426-020
The Effect of Landscape Plants on Perceived Home Value Nov 5, 2018 426-087
Indoor Plant Culture Nov 5, 2018 426-100
Intensive Gardening Methods Nov 5, 2018 426-335
Shrubs: Functions, Planting, and Maintenance Nov 5, 2018 426-701
Diagnosing Plant Problems Nov 6, 2018 426-714
Brown Rot on Peach and Other Stone Fruits
Brown rot is one of the most destructive diseases of peach and nectarine in Virginia, and also occurs on other stone fruits such as apricot, cherry, and plum. When environmental conditions favor this disease, crop loss can be devastating.
Sep 11, 2018 450-721 (SPES-24P)
Reducing Pesticide Use in the Home Lawn and Garden
Pesticide use affects the quality of human health, the environment, and nontarget organisms in the ecosystem. Therefore, any pesticide application warrants a careful assessment of the expected benefits and risks. Too often, however, homeowners use pesticides inappropriately or without careful consideration of alternatives. This fact sheet outlines general pest control tactics that can easily be implemented for home lawns and gardens, along with other information that home owners can use to make sound pest management decisions. The intent is to ensure that homeowners are aware of alternative control tactics and pesticide characteristics, and that pesticides are used properly and only when necessary.
Sep 11, 2018 450-725 (SPES-22P)
Botryosphaeria Canker and Dieback of Trees and Shrubs in the Landscape
Most trees and shrubs are susceptible to dieback and cankers caused by several species of the fungal genus Botryosphaeria. Botryosphaeria fungi are typically opportunistic pathogens. Opportunistic pathogens only cause disease on plants that are stressed. Therefore, avoiding plant stress, which predisposes plant tissue to infection and colonization by this fungal group, is the best strategy to prevent Botryosphaeria disease problems.
Sep 11, 2018 450-726 (SPES-23P)
Mid-Atlantic Composting Directory
This directory is intended to provide contact information for service and equipment suppliers, along with sources for information and education. Every attempt has been made to present accurate information. Contents are for informational purposes only and are based on details provided by the organizations and entities listed. Inclusion in this directory does not constitute an endorsement by the publishers of the products or services of any business organization or individual listed herein.
Aug 30, 2018 452-230 (SPES-51P)
Eldon Farm's Graze 300 VA System Dec 4, 2017 ANR-290NP
Virginia Farm to Table: Healthy Farms and Healthy Food for the Common Wealth and Common Good Aug 29, 2018 CV-3 (SPES-27P)
Goldenchain tree, Laburnum × watereri Feb 21, 2012 HORT-10
Hinoki Falsecypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa Sep 20, 2018 HORT-11
Japanese Cryptomeria, Cryptomeria japonica Sep 27, 2018 HORT-12NP
Japanese Stewartia, Stewartia pseudocamellia Sep 27, 2018 HORT-13NP
Japanese Zelkova, Zelkova serrata Sep 27, 2018 HORT-14NP
Katsuratree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum Sep 27, 2018 HORT-15NP
Kousa Dogwood, Cornus kousa Oct 1, 2018 HORT-16
Lacebark Pine, Pinus bungeana Oct 1, 2018 HORT-17
Leyland Cypress, Cupressocyparis leylandii Oct 2, 2018 HORT-18NP
Mimosa (Silk-tree or Albizia), Albizia julibrissin Oct 2, 2018 HORT-19NP
Norway Spruce, Picea abies Oct 2, 2018 HORT-20NP
Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum Oct 8, 2018 HORT-21NP
Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia Oct 9, 2018 HORT-22NP
River Birch, Betula nigra Oct 3, 2018 HORT-23NP
Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia ×soulangeana Oct 3, 2018 HORT-24NP
Sawara Falsecypress (Japanese Falsecypress), Chamaecyparis pisifera Oct 3, 2018 HORT-25NP
Scotch Pine, Pinus sylvestris Oct 3, 2018 HORT-26NP
Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum Oct 5, 2018 HORT-27NP
Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata Oct 5, 2018 HORT-28NP
Umbrella-Pine (Japanese Umbrella-Pine), Sciadopitys verticillata Oct 4, 2018 HORT-29NP
American Hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana Oct 4, 2018 HORT-5NP
American (Fagus grandifolia) and European (Fagus sylvatica) Beeches Oct 4, 2018 HORT-6NP
Chinese Elm (Lacebark Elm), Ulmus parvifolia Oct 9, 2018 HORT-7NP
Chinese Pistache, Pistacia chinensis Oct 9, 2018 HORT-8NP
Douglasfir, Pseudotsuga menziesii Oct 9, 2018 HORT-9NP
Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 2: Rain Barrels Jun 25, 2018 SPES-10P
Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 3: Permeable Pavement Jun 25, 2018 SPES-11P
Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 4: Grass Swales Jun 25, 2018 SPES-12P
Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 5: Rain Gardens Jun 26, 2018 SPES-13P
Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 6: Buffers Jun 26, 2018 SPES-14P
Sampling Tall Fescue for Endophyte Infection and Ergot Alkaloid Concentration Oct 19, 2018 SPES-21P
Applied Research on Field Crop Disease and Nematode Management 2017 Jun 18, 2018 SPES-26NP
Control of Common Grassy Weeds in Pastures and Hayfields Jun 25, 2018 SPES-28NP
Stockpile Grazing in Autumn Jun 20, 2018 SPES-29P
Using Grazing Charts Jun 20, 2018 SPES-30P
Stockpile Grazing with Horses Jun 20, 2018 SPES-31P
Benefits of a Dry Lot for Horses Jun 21, 2018 SPES-32P
Using a Grazing Muzzle Jun 21, 2018 SPES-33P
Grazing Through Snow Jun 21, 2018 SPES-34P
Grazing Summer Annuals Jun 21, 2018 SPES-35P
Measuring Forage with a Falling Plate Meter Jun 21, 2018 SPES-36P
Consider Your Whole System: Nitrogen and Sulfur Leaching Potential in Virginia Jun 25, 2018 SPES-39NP
Fresh Hops Harvesting and Handling Tips Jun 29, 2018 SPES-43NP
Small Grain Forage Variety Testing - 2018 Jul 20, 2018 SPES-45NP
Small Grains in 2018 Jul 20, 2018 SPES-46NP
Giant Hogweed: Identification and Control Jul 27, 2018 SPES-48NP
2018 Virginia On-Farm Wheat Test Plots Aug 24, 2018 SPES-54NP
Frost/Freeze Protection in Strawberry Aug 27, 2018 SPES-56NP
Control of Common Grassy Weeds in Pastures and Hayfields
Grassy weeds in pastures and hayfields compete with desired forage species and reduce the productivity of forage systems. Lack of selective herbicides makes grassy weed species, such as Johnsongrass, Japanese stiltgrass, broomsedge, and foxtail species difficult to control. Proper soil fertility, grazing management, and correct timing and placement of herbicide application can effectively control these species.
Nov 6, 2018 SPES-58P
Fescue Toxicosis and Some Strategies to Mitigate Alkaloids May 9, 2018 SPES-6
Animal Performance on Toxic Tall Fescue During the Summer Sep 19, 2018 SPES-62NP
Glyphosate: Health Controversy, Benefits and Continuing Debate Sep 20, 2018 SPES-63NP
2018-2019 Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendations Oct 8, 2018 SPES-66NP
Virginia Tech Corn Silage Testing 2018 Nov 6, 2018 SPES-69NP
Virginia Corn Hybrid and Management Trials in 2018 Nov 5, 2018 SPES-73NP
Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet 1: Rooftop Redirection (Disconnection) Jun 25, 2018 SPES-9P
A Spreadsheet-Based Calculator for Lawn Fertilizer and Lime Applications in Virginia - Workbook Sep 17, 2018 SPES-40A