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WVU Extension Service specialists emphasize the sustainability of agricultural practices and quality of life for all current and future West Virginians.
Control Pests with Banker Plants
Supply a non-pest prey for parasitoids and predators to use as an alternative food source.
Elderberries have been used for thousands of years, and two particular varieties are recommended for commercial production in West Virginia.
Increase annual yields, enhance grape and wine quality, and improve soil’s biological and chemical properties.
West Virginia has several unique, heritage bean varieties of both pole and half-runner types that can be grown and saved by gardeners and commercial growers.
Lowering Soil pH
Most plants thrive in neutral to slightly acidic soil conditions. Most soils in West Virginia are slightly acidic, but there are still instances where there is a need to make certain adjustments for the good of the plants.
There are several ways to propagate magnolia trees, including by seed, clonal propagation by softwood cuttings, air layering, and seasonal grafting.
Propagating Plants Using Budding Method
The difference between the two methods of budding is procedure timing and the amount of wood taken with the bud.