The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center is pushing the smartfarm boundaries in the seafood industry through expanding automation for processing to improve economic resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agricultural organizations including Virginia Cooperative Extension are stepping up to provide resources and solutions for producers now looking for new ways to sell their already-planted crops and provide consumers with the nutrition they need.
The Alliance for Grassland Renewal, in collaboration with Virginia Tech’s Shenandoah Valley and Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Centers and Virginia Cooperative Extension, is hosting a workshop on educating farmers and landowners about converting pastures to novel endophyte tall fescue.
When emerging plant pathogens go undetected, they have the potential to negatively affect food industries, conservation efforts, and even human health. And, just like emerging human pathogens, such as the 2019 novel Coronavirus, emerging plant pathogens need to be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading.
Mayflies have been disappearing at alarming rates throughout the United States, and through use of radar technology the rate of decline of these insects can now be determined. Losing these mayflies can have a distinct negative impact on our environment, and Sally Entrekin is working to find out why they are dying off.
A research team will test 20 different wildflowers native to Virginia and Tennessee and will measure which ones attract the most bees and, when planted alongside native grasses, produce the healthiest cattle.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1986, Zipper has improved the scientific understanding of water, aquatic biota, soil, and vegetation response to and recovery from Appalachian coal mining.
In a recent paper published in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, David Haak and John McDowell, from the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, proved that genomic sequencing and assembly tools can be improved by combining two generations of technology.
Clark, associate professor of plant and environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Grene made significant contributions to plant biology, providing an increased understanding of the effects of drought and air pollution on crops, trees, and model plants.
The Department of Food Science and Technology placed ninth on Successful Student’s list of the 10 best bachelor’s in food science and nutrition programs in the country and eighth on its list of best master’s in food science programs.
The $3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be used to construct a new state-of-the-art Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hampton, Virginia.