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Devastating kiwifruit bacterium

Virginia Tech and University of Tuscia lead international research team to unravel origin of the kiwifruit canker.

    Boris Vinatzer works on kiwifruit bacterium research
    Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
    Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Curbing pollution, saving agriculture

Zach Easton helps farmers curb the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous seeping from their fields into the Chesapeake Bay.


Zach Easton demonstrates the biodigester.

Award-winning ARECs

Peter B. Schultz receives Distinguished Service Award from Research Center Administrators Society


Peter Schultz Peter Schultz, left

    Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center

Welcome to the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station

    Sunflower in Eastern Shore AREC field

The mission of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station is to perform basic and applied research on agricultural, environmental, natural, and community resource issues related to the future needs of Virginia, the region, the nation, and the world. Research is designed to provide knowledge that will enhance the quality of individual and family life and the social and economic vigor of Virginia. Researchers utilize the best techniques of qualitative and quantitative research to form the knowledge base for instruction of and application to the broader mission of the land-grant university.

Apart from serving the needs of Virginia's animal, plant, and seafood industries, VAES-supported research fosters conservation of natural resources and benefits consumers and all citizens of the state in rural, urban, and suburban communities. Discoveries resulting from VAES-supported research have facilitated economic development in the state in the form of start-up companies located in Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center. In addition, the VAES research programs include numerous activities in the international arena.

VAES supports research faculty in a wide range of disciplines in projects located at Virginia Tech and across the Commonwealth, often in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Education, and Extension Service, and other state and federal agencies.

Inside the ARECs

    Inside the ARECs

    Experts Directory

Find experts from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension in this easily searchable directory

Agency 229 Report

    229 Report

Read how Agency 229 is making a positive impact in the homes, classrooms, farms, and communities across Virginia.

AREC Printable Map

    AREC State Map