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.

Ag Educational Programs and Resources

Annie's Project - Time line is short since the classes start January 23rd.

Website http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~farmmgmt/anniesproject.html and Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Annies-Project-NJ/147083285347913

Annie’s Project is a risk management educational program for women farmers that began in the Midwest and spread throughout the country. It is based on a real woman farmer Annette Fleck, who spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farmer husband. Her daughter, Ruth Hambleton, who became a Cooperative Extension educator in Illinois, created Annie’s Project.

Women farmers learn about becoming better risk takers and risk managers in the production, marketing, financial, legal and human resource areas of farming.

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January 31, February 1, 2- Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and Trade Show at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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February 23 & March 29 - North Jersey Rain Garden Training Program - This two-day training program includes classroom and field time, with an actual rain garden installation at a Newark City site.  Although this training is aimed for landscapers, you do not need to be a landscaper to attend.  All those interested in rain gardens are welcome to attend.  Also, those who have attended a RCE Water Resources Program rain garden training course in the past are welcome to attend again for a “refresher.”  You can register online at www.water.rutgers.edu

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Reminder - DEP Water reports due by February 28!

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March 7 - North Jersey Fruit Meeting - Broadway Grange, Broadway, NJ.

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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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