Alan Grant, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was part of a panel that discussed how technological changes are helping agriculture — the state’s largest private economic sector — remain a driver of rural economies.
Gary Minish was one of the first to champion leaner, more heavily muscled, and faster growing cattle over the less profitable, smaller, and fatter cattle of the 1950s and early ‘60s. His influence helped shape the modern beef cattle phenotype, long before the introduction of genomic technology.
A new article published by Virginia Tech researchers and graduate students has revealed that soybean root nodules harbor high abundances of atypical non-nitrogen fixing bacteria, a discovery that has the potential to improve the crop resilience and yield of the crop.
During her two decades at Virginia Tech, Miller has focused on tackling new and difficult problems facing urban pest management. Her research has centered on a wide variety of urban pests, including German cockroaches, subterranean termites, fire ants, and bed bugs.
Thanks to a new collaboration between the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and weather-intelligence provider WeatherSTEM, local forecasting technologies around the state are helping farmers prepare for and weather the storm.
Teams of researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will begin investigating water quality issues tied to rapid growth and development in the Fredericksburg region, as well as ways to improve water quality protection practices.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1999, Brewster made significant contributions to entomology through his scholarship in quantitative ecology focusing on approaches for the management of arthropod pests in natural, urban, and agricultural ecosystems.
A Virginia Tech professor was part of an international team of researchers that discovered new advances about the major ecological patterns driving the changes in soil biodiversity that occur over millions of years.
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.
Some members of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors have accepted an invitation to join some of the university’s operational leaders for a tour of the Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (ARECs) and other teaching and research facilities across the state from Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28.
Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change, according to a new report released by the Lancet Commission on Obesity.
For the third consecutive year, the famous birds will make the journey from the White House, where the turkeys are “pardoned” by the president in a formal ceremony, to Blacksburg’s Gobblers Rest, where they will live out their days and get to know the HokieBird.
The newly established Bert Dodson Sr. Urban Entomology Enrichment Fund in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will enable researchers, faculty, and Virginia Cooperative Extension professionals to implement solutions to urban pest problems and to share that knowledge with students, pest management professionals, and citizens.