One year into a long-term research project, Kirsten Brichler thinks she might be moving toward a familiar conclusion. “I need more data,” Brichler said. “But what I found last year seems to back up what farmers have probably been hearing for
the last several years — broadcast, pre-planting insecticides not only don’t inhibit slug populations, they actually encourage their growth.”
The conference will feature expert perspectives on innovation in the field of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), a tech-driven production approach on the rise in today’s greenhouses, warehouses, and vertical farms.
The 2019 Virginia Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade will take place March 5 at the Richmond Mariott. This year will focus on the shifting trade environment and what it means for Virginia products.
Artificial insemination expert Nicholas Wege Dias wanted to give back to many of the inmates and prison farm employees who have assisted him with his research on beef cattle. He did so by delivering a two-day course to prisoners to help prepare them for the workforce.
Since 2015, nearly 300 high school students have participated in the Virginia Household Water Quality Program. The program has increased their awareness of water quality issues and stimulated interest in science, technology, engineering, and math educational programs.