This June, Galbraith and two Virginia Tech students dug into a first-ever international soil judging contest in Jeju, South Korea. The two Virginia Tech students who were part of the team representing the U.S. were selected from the university's soil team that won the overall competition at the Soil Science Society of America National Intercollegiate Soil Judging Contest in April.
Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever.
With the map, researchers can compare the chromosome organization and evolution between this mosquito and the major carrier of malaria, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, to find ways to prevent diseases.
Researchers have found an effective way to kill poison ivy using a naturally occurring fungus that grows on the fleshy tissue surrounding the plant’s seed, potentially giving homeowners and forest managers the ability to rid landscapes of the pernicious pest.
The Online Master program is geared toward adult learners who desire to develop new knowledge and skills
Chris Youngs spent 40 volunteer hours restoring a dusty cider press.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is nationally ranked among the top research institutions of its kind.
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