University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Extension & Outreach

UVM Extension Master Gardener

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.

Vermont Integrated Pest Management Program

The Vermont Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program addresses essential needs identified by stakeholders while advancing the goals of the National IPM Roadmap to build sustainable pest management systems that reduce the potential risks to human health and the environment.

Pesticide Safety Education Program

The UVM Pesticide Safety Education Program works closely with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to providetraining and education resources for current and prospective pesticide applicators, ensuring proper and legal use of pesticides that reduces potential risk to human health and the environment.

UVM Fruit

A resource for fruit production in Vermont and beyond.  Tree fruit, cold climate grape, and small fruit information provided by the UVM Apple Program, the UVM Grape Program, and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Grower Pages.

Vermont Crops and Soils

Providing information about field and forage crop production and utilization in Vermont and beyond.

Herbaceous Horticulture

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!

Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers

Departmental Outreach

Friends of the Horticulture Farm

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.

Woody Landscape Plant Walks on UVM Campus

A self-guided tour of the trees on campus and around the area.

Service Labs

UVM's Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab

Offering soil, manure and compost testing for the state of Vermont.

UVM's Plant Diagnostic Clinic

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.

Cereal Grain Testing Lab

Other Outreach Links

UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Established in 1994, the Center for Sustainable Agriculture provides timely information to Vermont communities and the UVM campus. The Center cultivates partnerships, supports innovative research and practices, and informs policy to advance sustainable food and farming systems.

UVM Extension

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.

Vermont Farm to Plate

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.

Entomology Research Lab

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

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

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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