It’s just the beginning of March, but this year’s mild winter means spring bulbs can already be seen popping up around the commonwealth. Though it may seem unusual, our recent warm temperatures don't spell problems for spring plants — at least not yet.
In his new role, Hulver will shape the vision and programs of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute by leveraging existing strengths and developing a strategic plan to enhance resources for Virginia Tech’s life sciences community.
Jessica Schultz is the founder of an eclectic baking and crafts business called Find A Way, Bake, and Crochet, which she opened while she was in college. Her next commercial venture was the highly successful Blacksburg Bagels, which she opened in 2013 and sold earlier this year. Now, Schultz is expressing her gifts while helping to build a vibrant community in the New River Valley.
Every day, Virginia Tech faculty, researchers, and students delve into data, experiment, and study research findings to address real-world challenges. In the latest installment on complex problems, hear how data is used to boost safety, improve efficiency, and promote equity.
The sixth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2 billion in economic impact.
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.
From athletics enhancements like new seating, to multiple accessibility improvements and numerous administrative refurbishments, the university community will benefit from a host of renovations and construction projects completed by Virginia Tech Facilities.
Invasive species threaten our nation’s food and water supply, a problem that becomes more serious in light of recent funding cuts out of Washington. Virginia Tech’s Jacob Barney, an expert in the field of invasive plant ecology, has joined a dozen colleagues in addressing this dilemma in a letter published in Science this week.
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.