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Virginia Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook

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Kathleen Reed

Devon Johnson

Copyright Year: 2023

ISBN 13: 9781957213477

Publisher: Virginia Cooperative Extension

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  1. Botany
  2. Soils and Nutrient Management
  3. Entomology
  4. Plant Pathology
  5. Abiotic Stress Effects on Plant Growth and Development
  6. Diagnosing Plant Damage
  7. Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
  8. Plant Propagation
  9. The Vegetable Garden
  10. Fruits in the Home Garden
  11. Lawns
  12. Indoor Plants
  13. Woody Landscape Plants
  14. Pruning
  15. Herbaceous Landscape Plants
  16. Landscape Design
  17. Water Quality and Conservation
  18. Habitat Gardening for Wildlife
  19. Virginia Native Plants

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  • About the Book

    Virginia Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook is a guide for all gardeners in Virginia. It covers a variety of topics important for beginning and experienced gardeners, including soil health, native plants, and integrated pest management. This manual provides an understanding of the basics of gardening in Virginia and helps to build a strong foundation of gardening knowledge. Resources for additional reading can be found at the end of each chapter. We encourage readers to take a deeper dive into the topics that interest them and continue their learning journey.

    Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is the outreach and engagement branch of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, Virginia’s land-grant universities. Through VCE, Extension agents, specialists, and volunteers work to share knowledge and advance the wellbeing of all Virginians. This handbook serves as the main training text for new Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

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    Kathleen Reed

    Devon Johnson

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