Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Warren County]

Agriculture & Resource Management

The agriculture and resource management department provides educational programs for farmers, home gardeners, and turf, nursery, and landscape professionals.  Faculty and staff help clients develop and implement production, management, and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and socially acceptable.  Customer-oriented services include soil testing, plant and weed identification, disease and insect diagnosis, and insect identification. Information is provided to residents through a variety of means including workshops, newsletters, publications, telephone inquiries, and websites.

 

Upcoming Events

North Jersey Ornamental Horticultural Symposium: Turf, Tree & Landscape Days

For the 57th year, a team of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension County Agricultural Agents will be sponsoring the North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium in cooperation with the County College of Morris.

These educational programs are aimed at professionals in the green industry and feature speakers who are leading experts from Cooperative Extension, state government, and private industry. Registration form.

 

  • Wild Edible Plant Walk - July 21st - 2:00-3:30 PM - Are you an aspiring survivalist, homesteader, or someone who likes to cook or taste new things? There are so many overlooked edibles growing around us! Learn what is safe to consume, how to identify, responsibly harvest, and prepare wild edible plants. There will be a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a wild tea tasting and identification walk. Don't miss out on this unique and educational event! Must pre-register by 7/13 $20 per person, space is limited. Please call 908-475-6507 or email lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us to register or for more information.
  • All About Bats - September 21st - 6:30 - 8:00 PM -Back by popular demand...Bats are incredible, but often misunderstood creatures of the night. Rutgers wildlife conservationist Kathleen Kerwin will dispel myths, replace them with interesting facts, present hands on visuals and take you on a walk to hear the bats in our area using echolocation technology. Light refreshments will be served, space is limited. Must pre-register by 9/14 $15 per person, please call 908-475-6507 or email lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us for more details.
  • Backyard Beekeeping - November 3rd - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM -Are you considering starting your own bee hives? Come and learn all there is to know about backyard beekeeping. Light refreshments will be served and all of your questions answered during this highly informative workshop. Must pre-register by 10/26, $15 pp, space is limited. For more information or to register, call 908-475-6507 or email lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us.

 

Ag Educational Programs and Resources

High Tunnels Toolkit - Exciting news! We expanded our Rutgers NJAES High Tunnel web resources, including a 60-image step-by-step how-to tunnel construction tutorial by A.J. Both and Wes Kline. High tunnels can be adopted by farmers large and small for increased profits. A new generation of smaller, organic, and part time farmers use high tunnels to produce high quality produce from limited land and resources. Included is information on overcoming rotation limitations, sample costs, instructions on hot water seed treatment to minimize diseases, and additional research and practical resource links from colleagues. The USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NESARE) supports high tunnels as a practice increasing farm profits while maintaining environmental quality, NJDA encourages them for local farmers to expanded sales opportunities, and NRCS USDA provides cost share to test high tunnels in over 40 states.

Hot Water Seed Treatment and Vegetable Crops Update meeting 1 in Cumberland Co, Feb 7 and 1 in Gloucester, Feb 11

Commercial Greenhouse Growers Conference Feb 15, Gloucester County

North Jersey Commercial Vegetable Grower Meeting
Friday Feb. 16, 2011, Snyder Research Farm, Pittstown, NJ
Program

This educational event typically features presentations on new developments related to vegetable production, integrated pest management, and direct marketing.  Speakers include NJAES faculty and staff, growers, and agribusiness professionals.

Mercer Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Meeting
March 1, 2011, RCE of Mercer County, Lawrenceville, NJ

Basic Food Safety & Third Party Audit Training
Thursday, March 3, 2011, .
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County
291 Morton Avenue
(County Rt. 634 between Rosenhayn & Carmel)
Millville, NJ 08332

Northeast Regional Christmas Tree Growers Meeting and Trade Show
Saturday March 5, 2011, Genetti Motor Lodge, Hazleton, Pa.

North Jersey Commercial Fruit Grower Meeting
Monday March 7, 2011, Broadway Grange Hall, Broadway, NJ

This educational event features presentations on new developments related to fruit production, integrated pest management, and direct marketing.  Speakers include NJAES faculty and staff, growers, and agribusiness professionals.

Plant and Pest Advisory Newsletter
The Plant & Pest Advisory, a seasonal newsletter, is a cooperative effort between New Jersey county agents, research specialists, growers, landscapers and the agricultural services industry.  This publication provides growers with the most timely information on their growing problems and IPM needs.  The newsletter is available in four editions:  Vegetable Crops, Fruit, Landscape, Nursery and Turf and Cranberry.  Please visit http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/plantandpestadvisory/ for further details or contact us to subscribe to the Plant and Pest Advisory.

 

MidAtlantic AgrAbility project has a new website you might find interesting and of use if you know any farmer who is temporarily or permanently disabled at www.mid-atlanticagrability.com.

Vegetable Crops - Rutgers Online Resource Center

 

Fact Sheets

https://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/subcategory.asp?cat=5&sub=1001

 

Videos

Hamilton, George - Introduction and Background

Ghidiu, Gerry - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Results of Pepper Trials 2011

Holmstrom, Kris - A Review of Adult BMSB Populations from the RCE IPM Blacklight Network

Kuhar, Thomas - Insecticide Efficacy Research on BMSB on Vegetables in Virginia

Polk, Dean - Monitoring and Treatments for BMSB in NJ Tree Fruit Crops in 2011

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