Tag: cooperative extension

  • Building Healthy Soil

    Diane Relf is an Extension Specialist of Environmental Horticulture at Virginia Tech and wrote a terrific publication entitled Building Healthy Soil. The publication includes: The article describes very plainly the more organic matter in the soil the more moisture it retains reducing runoff and soil erosion. Relf also promotes growing cover crops and green manures…

  • Soil Testing

    How do you know what your soil needs unless you know what your soil has! You can buy soil test kits or you can use your state’s Cooperative Extension laboratory to have your soil analyzed. The Extension Foundation maintains a list of all the state extension offices which can be found https://extension.org/find-cooperative-extension-in-your-state/. Each state does…