Warm Season Grass

  By: Carl C. Stafford, Senior Extension Agent Warm season grasses were growing naturally across Virginia at the time the first settlers arrived and you can still find these native grasses today along roadsides and in isolated, unmanaged open spaces.  In the old days, meadows and open spaces between the old growth forests supported these important native grass plants including Blue Stem, Switch grass and Indian grass.  They were part of the...

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4H Embryology Program Conclusion

The Culpeper 4H embryology program set 300 chicken eggs on April 10, across 14 classrooms in five Culpeper County Elementary schools.  Candling took place on April 24 to find out if the eggs were producing a chick, many were.  Incubation progressed over 21 days and hatch took place on May 1.  Children welcomed the newly hatched chicks which go to local poultry farms to be reared.   Experiencing the magic of life through embryology is one way...

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