Resources by Joyce Latimer
|Groundwater Quality and the Use of Lawn and Garden Chemicals by Homeowners||May 1, 2009||426-059|
|Poison Ivy: Leaves of three? Let it be!||Dec 21, 2017||426-109 (HORT-280P)|
|Patriotic Gardens: How to Plant a Red, White and Blue Garden||Jul 17, 2015||426-210 (HORT-185)|
|America's Anniversary Garden: A Statewide Corridor and Entrance Enhancement Program||Jul 23, 2015||426-211 (HORT-186P)|
|Patriotic Gardens: Bulbs for a Red, White, and Blue Spring Garden||
Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) developed the America’s Anniversary Garden™ to help individuals, communities, and groups commemorate America’s 400th Anniversary with a signature landscape or garden. These signature gardens have red, white, and blue color schemes. Although the commemoration has passed, this guide continues to be useful for creating a patriotic garden. This is the third in a series of VCE garden design, plant selection, plant installation, and maintenance publications for America’s Anniversary Garden™.
|Apr 9, 2015||426-220(HORT-163P)|
|Patriotic Gardens: Red, White, and Blue Native Plants||
In 2007, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) developed the America’s Anniversary Garden to help individuals, communities, and groups commemorate America’s 400th Anniversary with a signature landscape, garden, or container planting. These signature gardens have red, white, and blue color schemes. Although the commemoration has passed, this guide continues to be useful for creating a patriotic garden.
|Jan 14, 2015||426-223 (HORT-86P)|
|America's Anniversary Garden: Red, White, and Blue in Fall and Winter Gardens||
Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America’s Anniversary Garden to help individuals, communities, and groups commemorate America’s 400th anniversary with a signature landscape or garden. These signature gardens have red, white, and blue color schemes. Other VCE garden design, plant selection, plant installation, and maintenance publications for patriotic gardens are listed in the Resources section.
|Apr 10, 2015||426-228(HORT-164P)|
|Herb Culture and Use||Nov 11, 2011||426-420|
|Storing Pesticides Safely||Jun 1, 2017||426-705 (HORT-250NP)|
|Choosing Pesticides Wisely||
Healthy plants are less susceptible to attack by pests, and good cultural practices can reduce pest outbreaks.
|Jan 15, 2016||426-706 (HORT-202P)|
|Understanding Pesticide Labels||Jan 14, 2016||426-707 (HORT-201P)|
|Applying Pesticides Safely||Jan 19, 2016||426-710 (HORT-199P)|
|Creating a Water-Wise Landscape||Feb 3, 2016||426-713 (HORT-200P)|
|Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations||Mar 16, 2018||430-101 (HORT-284P)|
|Using Plant Growth Regulators on Containerized Herbaceous Perennials||Mar 22, 2018||430-103 (HORT-281)|
|Resources for Greenhouse and Nursery Operations and Operators||May 6, 2016||430-104 (HORT-188P)|
|Farm Security - “Treat it Seriously” – Security for Plant Agriculture: Producer Response for Plant Diseases, Chemical Contamination, and Unauthorized Activity||Mar 9, 2011||445-004|
|Soil Test Note 19: Vegetable and Flower Gardens (Supplement to Soil Test Report)||May 1, 2009||452-719|
|Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals, 2018||
This 2018 Virginia Pest Management Guide provides the latest recommendations for controlling diseases, insects, and weeds for home grounds and animals. The chemical controls in this guide are based on the latest pesticide label information at the time of writing. Because pesticide labels change, read the label directions carefully before buying and using any pesticide. Regardless of the information provided here, always follow the latest product label instructions when using any pesticide.
|Mar 19, 2018||456-018 (ENTO-238P)|
|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|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary||
Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.
|Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-157NP|
|Guide to Identifying Food Safety Hazards in Greenhouse Systems||
According to the United States Department of Agriculture 2012 Census of Agriculture, sales from greenhouse-grown food crops equaled around $800 million in the U.S. Crops grown included tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and berries, with hydroponic production operations making up about 64% of the total production (cwt) (USDA Census of Agriculture, 2012). Demand for greenhouse-grown produce continues to increase, providing growers with unique opportunities to tap into this expanding market. Although greenhouse systems provide a more protected environment than field-grown systems, it is important to understand the unique food safety risks and possible sources of contamination when growing produce in these systems. Identifying food safety hazards are necessary to implementing practices that reduce the risk of contamination during the pre-plant, production, harvest, and post-harvest handling stages. Use the checklist below to guide you in asking important questions targeting possible risks at each of the greenhouse system stages.
|Jul 10, 2017||HORT-254NP|
|Selecting and Using Plant Growth Regulators on Floricultural Crops||
Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are chemicals that are designed to affect plant growth and/or development (figure 1). They are applied for specific purposes to elicit specific plant responses. Although there is much scientific information on using PGRs in the greenhouse, it is not an exact science. Achieving the best results with PGRs is a combination of art and science — science tempered with a lot of trial and error and a good understanding of plant growth and development. good understanding of plant growth and development.
|Nov 18, 2013||430-102 (HORT-43P)|
|Impatiens Downy Mildew||May 21, 2013||PPWS-19NP|
|Common Ground: Why Should University Faculty Partner with Virginia Cooperative Extension?||Jul 10, 2013||VCE-129NP|