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Soils and Nutrient Management

Dr. Mark Reiter recently received an award for “Outstanding Research Partner for Virginia” from the Virginia Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils.

Plant Pathology

Dr. Rideout continues his research in food safety and disease in vegetables and field crops. 

Food Science 

Dr. Laura Strawn's research interests focus on enhanced microbial safety of fruit and vegetable production at both the pre- and post-harvest level.

Weed Science

Fostering Virginia agriculture by developing innovative and sustainable weed management solutions for row crop and vegetable growers.


Dr. Kuhar's research interests include biological control, ecology, integrated pest management, and insecticide resistance management strategies.Soils and Nutrient Management