On The Ag Quad
Article ItemExperiential learning enhances SPES education , article
Students, who take part in club and team activities, better understand the material taught in the classroom.
Article ItemSetting records , article
A record number of Virginia Tech students won scholarships from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Article ItemVirginia Tech’s Soil Testing Lab , article
The Virginia Tech Soil Testing Lab, affiliated with the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension, analyzes soil samples submitted by the public and university researchers.
Article ItemRenovations continue , article
The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences continues to renovate facilities. Recently, a lab suite in Saunders Hall was completed.
Article ItemStudents present study abroad experiences , article
A group of students in the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences presented at the Virginia Crop Improvement Association’s 2023 Virginia Seed Conference.
Article ItemSoil Judging Team prepares to defend national title , article
The Virginia Tech Soil Judging Team prepares for the National Collegiate Soils Contest.
Article ItemTraditions continue as the Virginia Tech Horticulture Club enters second century , article
The Virginia Tech Horticulture Club continues one of its long-standing traditions as it enters its second century at Virginia Tech.
In The Classroom
Article ItemJourney of a lifetime in South Africa , article
To explore the nation’s practice for food security, production, distribution, and utilization, as well as the potential contributions to agriculture by wildlife, a group of 19 students traveled to South Africa during Winter Term 2023.
Article ItemHahn Horticulture Garden improvement , article
Students in the Hardscape Materials and Installation class built a new entry garden.
Article ItemExploring the relationship between food and culture , article
This spring, students had the opportunity to explore those connections in a special studies course – World Crops: Food and Culture.
Article ItemSyllabuzz: SPES 2004 , article
To prepare students to for possible careers in the industry, the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences offers SPES 2004: Cannabis – Science, Industry and Culture.
Article ItemTeeing off with technology , article
A team of researchers in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences is working to make sure the turf on the golf course is in pristine condition for the next round and throughout the season while also saving resources.
Redirect ItemBringing new life to degraded forests in Madagascar , redirect
Researchers in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences worked with international partners to protect and restore forests in Madagascar by testing shade structures, species, and soil amendments.
Redirect ItemVirginia Tech researchers earn national recognition for advances in drone practices , redirect
A team of faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is part of an award-winning, multistate project that has helped accelerate the use of unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture and natural resources.
Redirect ItemVirginia Tech researchers study flavor, shelf life of Virginia cherry tomatoes , redirect
Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seek to enhance the competitiveness of Virginia cherry tomatoes by comparing the flavor, nutrition, and shelf-life qualities of produce from conventional fields and indoor hydroponic systems.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers to investigate transcriptional regulation of cannabinoid synthesis in industrial hemp , article
In partnership with York University in Ontario, Canada, and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Virginia, researchers in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences have received a $600,000 grant to study the regulation of the genes that are responsible for cannabinoid biosynthesis.
Article ItemSPES alumnus receives Musser Award of Excellence , article
Wendell Hutchens Ph.D. ’22 was named the recipient of the 2023 Award of Excellence from the Musser International Turfgrass Foundation.
General ItemFac-Staff Corner
News from the faculty and staff in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.
Redirect ItemM.A. Saghai Maroof named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science , redirect
Maroof, a professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, has made fundamental contributions to plant genetics.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Thursday, May 11th, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 12th, 8:30 a.m.
Garden Gala 2023
Saturday, June 11th
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hahn Horticulture Garden