Northeastern Society of Agricultural Research Managers

NeSARM

Station Report Directory

 

NAME OF STATION:  HAMPTON ROADS AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & EXTENSION CENTER

 

Name of Member:  Adam M. Sleeper     Member Since:  2013

Address:  1444 Diamond Springs Road

                 Virginia Beach, VA 23455

 

Business Phone #:  (757) 363-3900    

FAX #:  (757) 363-3950

Home Phone #:  (205) 746-2828                       

E-Mail Address:  asleeper@vt.edu

 

Number of Staff:  16 (including faculty)

Number of Acres Involved in Research:  50     Total Number of Acres:  70

Square Footage in Greenhouse:  7000 sq. ft.

 

Research:

Horticultural production and research of ornamental plant species (annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees), which also includes turf-grass research (warm & cool season) and weed sciences. Limited small-fruit production & research (including six new varieties of hardy kiwi developed by Auburn University). Other research areas include entomology, plant pathology, phytoremediation, and wastewater research.

 

Pertinent Information:

Graduate center for Va Tech and UVA graduate level courses, and property is used for community college courses. HR AREC is home to the Tide Water Arboretum and a trial site for “All American Selections” for new annuals, as well as maintaining a large themed-perennial garden. All display gardens are freely open to public all year long. We are also host to a large group of Master Gardener volunteers and of Master Gardener courses.

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Last Updated   2/14/2013