Department of Plant and Soil Science
Extension & Outreach
UVM Extension Master Gardener supports the University of Vermont by recruiting, training, and overseeing volunteer Extension Master Gardeners whose goal is to promote successful, safe, and environmentally prudent home horticulture practices through education and community activities. UVM Extension Master Gardener program's guiding principle is IPM, Integrated Pest Management. All training and advise is geared towards an ecological approach to home gardening with the main goal of significantly reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides.
The UVM Vineyard is a research/demonstration site that has eight winegrape and eight table grape varieties. The winegrape varieties are part of a national evaluation of winegrape varieties (a joint USDA NE1020 Project with the Viticulture Consortium-East), an EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Project, and a UVM Agric. Exp. Station Research Project. It was planted in 2007, using a randomized complete block experimental design of six blocks with four-vine plots of each winegrape variety per block. The vines are being trained to a high-wire cordon system. The soil is a well-drained Windsor loamy sand; drip irrigation has been installed. The table grape varieties are planted in two-vine plots along the perimeter of the vineyard and are there for demonstration purposes.
The coordinated, interdisciplinary Vermont IPM program addresses essential IPM needs as identified by stakeholders in the state as well as advances the goals of the National IPM Roadmap to continue to build sustainable pest management systems that reduce the potential risks to human health and the environment.
Providing information about field and forage crop production and utilization in Vermont and beyond.
On-line perennial and related horticultural information, serving the Green Mountain State of Vermont and the world. This is your original source for herbaceous perennial information and links, celebrating over 16 years on the internet!
The OrganicA Project is a collaborative partnership among three land-grant universities and stakeholders throughout in the region. The project includes both research and a closely integrated organic apple outreach program which is disseminating research findings, information, and insights. The long-term goal of this multi-state, multidisciplinary project is to enhance adoption of organic apple production in New England through research that advances the scientific knowledge base and provides practical information to stakeholders.
Research and education for the commercial tree apple grower in Vermont and beyond.
The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and promoting the significant plant collections and natural areas of the UVM Horticultural Research Center in South Burlington, Vermont for education, research, and public enrichment.
A self-guided tour of the trees on campus and around the area.
Offering soil, manure and compost testing for the state of Vermont.
The UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic aids Vermont greenhouses, farms and orchards by assisting in the identification and control of pests and diseases. Due to climatic and geographic variations, differences in state pesticide regulations, and the volume of requests, we are only able to serve clients in the state of Vermont.
Other Outreach Links
As Vermont's land-grant college, UVM offers a vast Extension outreach program for our friends across the state. Present in a dozen Vermont communities, Extension provides timely, research-based information and education for the families, communities and businesses of Vermont.
The Farm to Plate (F2P) Initiative, approved at the end of the 2009 Vermont legislative session, directed the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, in consultation with the Sustainable Agriculture Council and other stakeholders, to develop a 10-year strategic plan to strengthen Vermont’s food system.
The Entomology Research Lab represents a team of scientists committed to the development of effective biological control agents for forest, greenhouse and vegetable insect pest management. Insect pest problems are addressed with an interdisciplinary approach, using insights drawn from a diverse group of senior scientists, the assistance of specialized technicians, and graduate students. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of research to solve ‘real world’ problems. Though focused on agricultural problems of Vermont, our projects have national and international significance as well. Through our work we attempt to develop management options that are environmentally sound, economically viable and sustainable, and encourage their implementation through extension and education
SARE offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. The program is authorized under Subtitle B of Title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990.
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