Department: Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Eric Bendfeldt

Eric BendfeldtExtension specialist
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Expert in community viability; community, local and regional food systems; soil health and water quality; marketing and distribution practices; community resource planning and development; and social and technological changes that affect individuals, families, and communities

ebendfel@vt.edu
540-432-6029, ext. 106
http://ext.vt.edu/community-leadership/people/eric-bendfeldt.html
http://blogs.ext.vt.edu/farm-to-table

Expertise

  • Community viability and planning
  • Community, local and regional food systems
  • Farmers markets and community-supported agriculture
  • Soil health and water quality
  • Small business development and entrepreneurship

Erik Ervin

Erik ErvinProfessor, assistant dean of academic programs
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Expert in turfgrass agronomics and resource-efficient management of lawns, parks, golf courses, and sports fields challenged by heat, drought, salt, and freezing stresses.

ervin@vt.edu
540-231-5208
http://cses.vt.edu/people/teaching-research-extension-faculty/ervin.html

Expertise

  • Turfgrass stress physiology
  • Engineered soil systems
  • Lawns, parks, golf courses, sports fields
  • Turfgrass water conservation
  • Turfgrass water quality
  • Turfgrass nutrition

Greg Evanylo

Greg EvanyloProfessor, Extension specialist
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Expert in soil, plant, water, nutrient relationships; pollution prevention and mitigation; and waste disposal, recycling, and reuse

gevanylo@vt.edu
540-231-9739
http://cses.vt.edu/people/teaching-research-extension-faculty/evanylo.html

Expertise

  • Plant health
  • Urban and natural soil management
  • Nutrient management
  • Soil metal analysis, assessment, and remediation
  • Composting and compost use
  • Biosolids and other municipal and industrial residuals

John Fike

John FikeAssociate professor, Extension Specialist
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Expert in forage-livestock systems, silvopastures and agroforestry, bioenergy production systems, hemp production, and plant management systems

jfike@vt.edu
540-231-8654
http://cses.vt.edu/people/teaching-research-extension-faculty/fike.html

Expertise

  • Forages
  • Hemp
  • Biofuel crops (switchgrass, miscanthus)
  • Silvopastures and agroforestry
  • Bioenergy
  • Alternative energy

John Galbraith

John GalbraithAssociate professor, Extension specialist
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Expert in appraisal of soil resources, properties, and behavior for land and plant management considerations; soil, plant, water, biology relationships; erosion and pollution prevention

john.galbraith@vt.edu
540-231-9784
http://cses.vt.edu/people/teaching-research-extension-faculty/galbraith.html

Expertise

  • Soil information and training (soil properties and hydrology)
  • Soil genesis and classification
  • Soil description and evaluation of soil hydrology & water tables
  • Wetlands soils
  • Soil survey and mapping
  • Carbon sequestration