Landowners can use Geovine, a vineyard site assessment and management tool developed by Virginia Tech’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology, to help them find appropriate properties for vineyards.
Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station are enlarging and diversifying the state’s economy and are making a profound economic impact in communities across the commonwealth, according to a new analysis of the agencies.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House and the two pardoned birds are once again coming to Virginia Tech to live out their days in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A well-intentioned government regulation designed to offer healthier options in school vending machines has failed to instill better snacking habits in a sample of schools in Appalachian Virginia, according to a study by Virginia Tech researchers.
A team of researchers from Virginia Tech has now discovered a new bacterium that can act as one of these ice nuclei and allows water to freeze at temperatures as high as 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The new ice nucleating bacterium belongs to the genus Lysinibacillus, which was not previously known to cause nucleation.
The many mysteries of plants and how they can be used to examine everything from studying DNA to feeding an ever-growing global population are at the center of a project this summer aimed at encouraging the next generation of scientists.
Researchers in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are trying to “hack the communication network” of Phytophthora pathogens to stall destructive diseases that have caused significant damage to economies and the environment.
Miller, urban pest management specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension and professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the first recipient of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes Hero award.
A member of the university community since 1997, Jahncke was the principal or co-principal investigator on more than 60 competitive and noncompetitive grants and contracts. In the classroom, he was the major or co-major advisor for 11 master’s degree and three Ph.D. students, as well as a committee member for an additional three master’s degree and six Ph.D. students.
A member of the university community since 1986, Heatwole made a significant impact on the improvement of water quality in the Chesapeake Bay through his work to develop and apply geospatial analysis tools for mapping, analysis, and modeling of watershed hydrology and pollutant fate and transport from field to watershed scales.
The scientists developed a survey to put a dollar value on the natural resources damaged by the spill by determining household willingness to pay for measures that would prevent similar damages should a spill of the same magnitude happen in the future.
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.