Resources for Natural Resources & Environmental Quality
|A Summary of Agricultural Air Quality Perceptions in Virginia||Apr 20, 2010||3004-1442|
|Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia||Oct 5, 2010||420-039|
|Nutrient Management for Small Farms||Oct 8, 2010||442-305|
|Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage||Nov 19, 2009||442-307|
|Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage: Management and Safety||Nov 19, 2009||442-308|
|Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship||Apr 1, 2010||442-309|
|Virginia Farmstead Assessment System: Milking Center Wastewater Treatment||May 1, 2009||442-911|
|On-Site Sewage Treatment Alternatives||Sep 21, 2015||448-407 (CSES-116P)|
|Powell River Project - Reclamation of Coal Refuse Disposal Areas||Oct 21, 2010||460-131|
|Powell River Project - Passive Treatment of Acid-Mine Drainage||Mar 30, 2011||460-133|
|Virginia Master Naturalist, American Naturalists||
Jared Diamond (2005), in his book, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” defines landscape amnesia as one of the primary mechanisms for the decline and ultimate collapse of societies. This phenomenon occurs when people lose knowledge of how the natural world once was, with each succeeding generation accepting a degraded environment as the status quo. Carried to its end, a society remains unconcerned until it reaches the point of no return.
|Jun 19, 2015||465-312(ANR-20NP)|
|Effectiveness of Temporary Stream Crossing Closure Techniques Forest Operations Research Highlights||
Protection of water quality is a critical component of forest harvesting operations. Virginia’s silvicultural water quality law (§10.1-1181.1 through 10.1-1181.7) prohibits excessive sedimentation of streams as a result of silvicultural operations. Virginia’s logging businesses invest substantial resources implementing BMPs to protect water quality. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is responsible for enforcing this law and inspects all logging operations to ensure protection of water quality.
|Aug 8, 2014||ANR-110NP|
|Trees and Water||Jul 30, 2012||ANR-18NP|
|Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture||
In this publication, information is presented on how to increase farm productivity while potentially reducing greenhouse gas* (GHG) contributions from agricultural production. Some of the practices may be familiar to many producers, such as building soil organic matter (SOM) or increasing nitrogen fertilization efficiency, but many producers may not know that these same productivity-boosting activities also help to reduce GHG emissions and their impact on climate change. While informative to the producer, this publication will also inform those with an interest in both agriculture and the environmental impact of GHG emissions on the atmosphere.
|Apr 2, 2014||BSE-105P|
|Household Water Quality in Floyd County, Virginia||
In March 2013, residents from Floyd County participated in a drinking water testing clinic sponsored by the local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) office and the Virginia Household Water Quality Program.
|Aug 29, 2014||BSE-153NP|
|IMPACT: Virginia Household Water Quality Program||
One in five Virginians, or nearly 1.7 million people, rely on private water supplies such as wells, springs, and cisterns for their household water. In the U.S., municipal systems are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, which requires routine water testing and treatment.
|Jul 23, 2015||BSE-187NP|
|Communicating Climate Change to Agricultural Audiences||
The objectives of this publication are (1) to outline some climate-related challenges facing agriculture, (2) to address challenges in communicating climate change issues, and (3) to propose best practices when attempting to communicate climate change issues to agricultural stakeholders. Extension educators and agricultural service providers can use the information presented here to develop outreach and educational programs focused on the impacts of climate change, the effects of climate change on agricultural production, and the best ways to motivate behavior change.
|Nov 15, 2016||BSE-203P|
|Factors When Considering an Agricultural Drainage System||Feb 23, 2017||BSE-208P|
|Denitrification Management||Mar 27, 2013||BSE-54P|
|Decentralized Small Community Wastewater Collection Systems||
Wastewater is a significant source of carbon, sediment, nutrients, pathogens, and other potential pollutants. Reducing the quantity of these contaminants before they are discharged to either groundwater or surface water is essential to preserve or enhance water quality in receiving waters. This is accomplished through the installation of wastewater treatment and collection systems. The form of these systems can vary substantially. In Virginia, they range in size from 5,000 to 50,000 gallons per day; 49 percent are public systems and the remainder are private (Parten 2008).
|Jul 10, 2014||BSE-77P|
|Nitrogen and Sulfur Leaching Potential in Virginia||
Early summer often means locally heavy and sporadic rainfall as thunderstorms deliver intense rains, and 2015 appears to be no different with many areas in eastern Virginia receiving 3+ inches of rain in a few days (Figure 1). These storms also often coincide with the timing of sidedress nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) applications on corn. While some rainfall after sidedress is very beneficial to facilitate N movement into soil, heavy rain (2+ inches) often leaves us wondering how much, if any, of that recently-applied N remains and if additional N is needed.
|Jun 19, 2015||CSES-125NP|
|The Nutrient Value of Straw||
The mature and dried stem, leaves, and chaff remaining after barley and wheat are harvested is known as straw. Many farmers around Virginia harvest straw by baling in small bales, large round bales, or large square bales that range in weight from 40 to 1,000 lbs. plus per bale.
|Jun 19, 2015||CSES-126NP|
|Applications of PXRF for Pedology, Agronomy, and Enviromental Quality Assessment||Jul 17, 2017||CSES-186V|