Resources for School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Mugo Pine, Pinus mugo Sep 17, 2018 3010-1495
Oriental Arborvitae, Thuja orientalis (also known as Platycladus orientalis) Sep 18, 2018 3010-1496
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)
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
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
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
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