The Westmoreland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Westmoreland County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Westmoreland County Corn & Soybean Field Day
The Westmoreland Corn & Soybean Field Day will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at Windsor Farms, operated by F.F. Chandler, Jr. and Louis Chandler, in Montross, VA. The field day begins at 4:30 pm with a tour of the soybean variety trials located on Route 3 across the highway from Andrew Chapel Church (16340 Kings Hwy) followed by a tour of the corn variety trials also located on Route 3 in front of Carry-On Trailer. Dinner and the program will be continued at the A.T. Johnson Building. Private pesticide applicator recertification credits (category 90) will be available to those attending the entire program. A sponsored dinner will be provided during the field day. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, August 23rd to ensure a meal. Please call the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924 to register or for more information.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this field day, please contact Stephanie Romelczyk at the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924 (*TDD number is (800) 828-1120) or email@example.com during business hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the program date.
Drinking Water Clinic
Do you have questions about the safety and quality of your well water?
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Westmoreland County will be hosting a Drinking Water Clinic Kickoff Meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:00 pm at the AT Johnson Building (18849 Kings Hwy, Montross). Participants will learn how to collect a water sample at the first meeting and receive a water sample kit for only $55! Water test includes iron, sodium, fluoride, coliform bacteria, manganese, copper, pH, E. coli bacteria, sulfate, nitrate, total dissolved solids, lead, hardness, and arsenic. Participants must attend the interpretation meeting on November 6th at 6:00 pm at the AT Johnson Building to receive test results (kept confidential) and recommendations. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Westmoreland County Extension office at 493-8924 for more information and to register for the Kickoff Meeting.
Mosquitos and their Control
Mosquitoes occur throughout Virginia and are both a nuisance, as well as a potential disease carrier. Eliminating potential mosquito breeding habitats around the home landscape is a critical part of a mosquito control program. Check out VCE’s updated mosquito publication.
In addition, Altosid XR mosquito control briquettes are available for Westmoreland County residents at no charge. Altosid XR is an insecticide that works by preventing the emergence of adult mosquitoes and is used in potential mosquito breeding habitats, such as roadside ditches and other standing water. The briquettes are slow release providing control for up to 150 days. Visit the Extension Office at the AT Johnson Building to pick up the briquettes (limit 5 per household.