Dr. Bennett’s Home Garden
Remember to test your garden soil.
(Soil tests conducted free at WVU Testing Laboratory.)
If you didn’t get a soil test, your garden plan has omitted a vital step. It is best to test soils in the fall, but it is never too late. The only accurate way to determine how much lime and/or fertilizer to apply is to have your soil tested. Visit our soil testing page for test forms.
Composting Links:Backyard Composting
Composting At Home
Native Plants & Planting for PollinatorsMid-Atlantic Pollinator Plants (Xerces Society)
West Virginia Perennial Flowers for Pollinators
Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
Selecting Plants for Pollinators
Landscaping for Wildlife and West Virginia Wild Yards Program
Invasive Plant List (National Park Service & National Wildlife Federation)
Vegetable ProductionVegetable Varieties for West Virginia
Vegetable Transplant Production
Deer Resistant PlantsDeer Resistant Plants (University of MD Extension)
Deer Resistance Plants List (Cornell Univ)
Deer Resistant Ornamental Plants (WVU Extension)
Companion PlantingCompanion Planting for Your Vegetable Patch
Companion Planting with Herbs
The IPM Chronicle, an informative, interesting newsletter published quarterly by your WVU Extension IPM experts.
Contact The Experts
Insect Pests: Dr. Daniel Frank, Entomologist: Find out whether that insect in your yard is beneficial or harmful. Email or call 304-293-8835.
Greenhouse and High Tunnel Pests: Dr. Barbara Liedl
Vertebrate Pests: Dr. Sheldon Owen
Weeds: Dr. Rakesh Chandran or call 304-293-2603.
Plant Diseases/Pathology: Mafuz Rahman or call 304-293-8838
Environmental Plant Damage: Dr. Mira Bulatovic-Danilovic