The school would combine the departments of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences; Horticulture; and Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science under one roof that will allow the college to make new investments to increase capacity and tackle the many challenges in agriculture and food security, the green industry, plant biology, and the environment.
Associate Professor David Brown teamed with scientists from across the U.S. and Europe on a research project that could lead to new approaches for treating the No. 1 killer among men and women worldwide.
John McDowell, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will highlight a USDA-NIFA funded project where he turned a $9.2 million research project on soybeans into findings that may save farmers as much as $5 billion in the coming years.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alum John Royse’s "turf tiles" were some of those used to cover the ground on the National Mall during the presidential inauguration and at the Women's March. The tiles minimize damage to grass during large events.
Vivica Kraak, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, has been awarded a 2017 Fulbright Scholar Award. She will spend four months in Copenhagen at the Metropolitan University College.
This is one of a number of recent agreements between Virginia Tech and private industries that provide funding for university research projects while helping companies grow their business both in Virginia and around the globe.
A team of researchers write about how they used drones to track the acrobatic pathways of those microbes by discovering how they contribute to plant disease and weather patterns, and travel through air and on water.
The exposure to certain light changes the flavor profile of milk. Milk fresh from the dairy should taste sweet and rich but when people describe milk that was exposed to conventional fluorescent lights, they used words like “cardboard,” “stale,” and “painty.
A member of the university faculty since 1989, Griffey is considered the expert small grains breeder in the eastern United States and is director of one of the few highly regarded breeding programs in the nation.
Look out HokieBird, there's about to be a new turkey in town. After receiving the presidential pardon, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate will live out their days in Gobblers Rest, a new enclosure inside the Livestock Judging Pavilion.
A member of the university community since 1986, Hagedorn made significant contributions to the management of fecal bacteria and viruses in waste treatment and land-based application systems, on the impacts of environmental release of genetically modified microorganisms, and to determining sources of fecal pollution in contaminated water.