Resources by Laura Siegle
|General Horse Information Agents Need To Know||Jul 20, 2016||4H-308 (APSC-127P)|
|Weed Control in Hops||
Because hops are long-lived perennials, controlling weeds near plants without causing injury can be challenging. Furthermore, empty spaces between rows can quickly become filled with weeds if left unmanaged. Growers therefore need a year-round weed management plan. An important part of that plan is identifying the common weeds at the site and understanding their life cycles. Once weeds have been identified, a management plan can be developed using cultural, chemical, or integrated approaches.
|Mar 11, 2015||ANR-144NP|
|Tapping the Horse Hay Market||
Many horse managers have a keen eye for hay quality, but their buying habits may seem fickle because they need forages to fit an array of unique preferences and animal performance requirements.
|Jan 9, 2017||ANR-241NP|
|Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2016||
These demonstration and research plot results are a collaborative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Agents and Specialists, area producers, and agribusiness. The purpose of this publication is to provide research-based information to aid in the decision-making process for soybean producers in Virginia. It provides an unbiased evaluation of varieties, management practices, and new technologies through on-farm replicated research using producer equipment and time. These experiments enable producers to make better management decisions based on research and provide greater opportunities to improve yields and profits, which improves quality of life for them and their families.
|Jan 13, 2017||ANR-244NP|
|2017 Virginia On-Farm Wheat Test Plots||Aug 14, 2017||ANR-284NP|
|2015 Virginia Hop Grower Survey: Results||Oct 2, 2017||ANR-291NP|
|2016 Virginia Hop Grower Survey: Results||Oct 2, 2017||ANR-292NP|
|2017 Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots||Jan 4, 2018||CSES-223NP|
|Survey of Pest Management Practices of Virginia Sweet Corn Growers – 2017||Dec 5, 2017||ENTO-248NP|
|Hops in Virginia – 2014 Grower Survey||
Hops (Humulus lupulus) are an essential component of beer production. Though hops have been grown in Virginia since the 1700s, Virginia hop production has been relatively insignificant until the past decade. Most major hop production in the U.S. takes place in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. However, in recent years, the number of craft breweries in Virginia has increased, and interest in local hop production has grown. The number of requests from current and potential growers seeking information and resources from Virginia Cooperative Extension has also increased steadily. Unfortunately, prior to 2014, no means were available to formally assess the scope of the industry, and national hop acreage reports did not provide data for Virginia.
|Mar 6, 2015||HORT-167P|
|Hops in Virginia: Need-to-Know Information about Extension Resources||May 7, 2015||HORT-182NP (ANR-256NP)|
|Hops in Virginia: Need-to-Know Information about the Industry||
Background: Hops were grown in Virginia even in the days of Thomas Jefferson, but production eventually shifted away from the east coast in favor of the Pacific Northwest. For the past few decades, hops have not been grown commercially on a substantial level in Virginia. However, beginning several years ago when the craft brewing industry surged, renewed interest in hops production led to a rapid increase in the number of hobby and commercial hops growers. A fall 2014 survey showed approximately 50 growers in the state, but as of 2015 many new growers have been added to the ranks. Much of the production is clustered in Northern Virginia and the I-81 and I-64 corridors, but growers can be found in all regions of the state stretching from Southeast to Southwest Virginia.
|Mar 6, 2017||HORT-183NP|
|GAPs and FSMA – an Overview for Hop Growers in Virginia||
Food safety is a hot topic for hop growers and brewers. With multiple acronyms for various practices, standards, and regulations: GAPs, FSMA, PSR, PCR, and more; the confusion is understandable. Let’s examine where the small-acreage hop grower fits in. This fact sheet serves as an orientation to these standards,regulations, and practices as they may apply to hops; it is in no way a complete set of guidelines or substitute for training.
|Dec 20, 2016||HORT-237NP|