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.

Sip and Plant Night

  • February 21st - Bring a friend, your favorite snack, and a beverage for a relaxing night out. Plant your own garden terrarium to take home and brighten up your winter. Registration form

Spring Workshop Series 2018 "Lunch & Learn Fridays"

  • March 9th - What are heirloom seeds and why are they essential for our survival? Judy Von Handorf, of Genesis Farms in Blairstown will be presenting this hands-on workshop about heirloom aeeds and explain how you can keep the generations growing.
  • March 23rd - Turn waste into nourishment for your garden - for free! With very little effort, you can be helping the enviornment and your plants. Stephen Komar, head agricultural agent from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County, will be covering all there is to know about why and how everyone should be composting.
  • April 13th - You may be living in the most densely populated state in the country, but that does not keep backyard wildlife from visiting your yard! Whether you are trying to attract beneficial species to your garden or keep pests out, this is the place to get some fresh ideas. Kathleen Kerwin, from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will be here to present thoughtful insight on how to coexist with wildlife around us and answer your questions.
  • May 11th - Herbs and their culinary and traditional uses will be discussed with Christine Gaffney from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County. Come and learn new ways to add pizazz to your culinary dishes as well as herbal teas and tinctures used historically in folk medicine. Feel free to email Christine in advance with any herbal topics you would like to hear about at Disclaimer: No information in this workshop is intended as medical advice, for information about using herbs medicinally, speak eith your health care practioner.
  • June 8th - Discover the self-sustaining and money-saving tricks of how to safely preserve all that the growing season has to offer. Sherri Cirignano and Lynn Waclawski from the Rutger Cooperative Extension of Warren County will be discussing the benefits of seasonal eating, as well as several of the most popular methods of preserving various fresh foods to use for months to come.

To register call 908-475-6507, email, or print out a registration form. Lunch is included for $20.00 per person, per workshop.

Early bird registration bundle special: Register for all five workshops by February 5th to get one workshop free! Participants will get a chance to win a related door prize giveaway for each workshop. Gift certificates are available.


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

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 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

Vegetable Crops - Rutgers Online Resource Center


Fact Sheets



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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