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Pesticide License Core prep. sessions available

Follow the information provided by the Rutgers Office Of Continuing Education below “This course satisfies New Jersey’s requirement of attending a basic pesticide training course for new applicants. Bilingual courses are taught in English and Spanish. IMPORTANT: The CORE certification exam is NOT offered as part of the courses listed below. You must register for the exam … Read More

Poultry Health Awareness Webinar by APHIS

USDA APHIS Webinar: Defend the Flock: How Avian Influenza Affects Us All “Contact: Joelle Hayden Phone: 301-851-4040 Email: Washington, D.C., February 19, 2021 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites you to join poultry health experts for a webinar on Thursday, February 25.  As part of … Read More

Recent Extreme Weather Events: Animal Deaths Linked to Toxic Plant and Pest Outbreaks

Bravo, M.A. 2021. Recent Extreme Weather Events: Animal Deaths Linked to Toxic Plant and Pest Outbreaks. NEPPC, January 5 (virtual) Northeastern Plant Pest Conference Abstract: “Centuries of research and post-mortem findings document poisonous plants, plant-pest, plant-bacterial, plant-pesticides and accumulating toxic levels of soil elements in forage and grain in all stages of harvest, either by … Read More

Crop and Livestock Group Signup

February 17, 2021 Salem, Gloucester, and Cumberland growers: Please send me a text to sign up for a group alert for the following weekly scouting report updates when applicable. Or to join a commodity meeting. The alert will direct you to the appropriate page on this website.           Animal waste management … Read More

A good time to review personal pesticide exposure knowledge

‘Pesticide Awareness Week’ takes place in March February 8, 2021 Now is a good time to review your personal pesticide exposure knowledge for the products you will be handling this season. To get you started, take this pesticide handling self-assessment quiz. Then ask yourself the following questions: Have you read the latest version of the … Read More

Interest in formation of Pasture Poultry Association

Interest in formation of Pasture Poultry Association: Several producers in Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester counties have expressed interest in forming a pasture poultry association as a means of networking and sharing beginning farmer skills. If this is something you would be interested in, please take this short survey. Then contact me by email ( and I … Read More

Your thoughts on Soybean Stem Borer

The beginning of the start of field work for the 2021 growing season is just around the corner. If you grow soybeans or are a custom applicator or custom harvestor for Salem, Gloucester or Cumberland Counties please consider taking this short survey. Then give me a call or email. I would like to know more … Read More