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Cooperative Extension Beginner Farmer Training Program

“The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Beginner Farmer Training program was born from the desire to keep New Jersey’s farmland in the hands of farmers. In early 2020, our team of extension agents and Rutgers agriculture graduates sat down to figure out what we could do to grow and empower the next generation of Garden State farmers. … Read More

Crop progress week of April 22

The warm temperatures earlier in the month brought many ornamental and fruiting shrubs out of dormancy. Commerical peas and some soybeans are planted. Many gardeners also took advantage of the warmer weather. Last night’s blast of gusty air coupled with a cold front has pushed soil temperatures below 50ºF in Salem County. The risk of … Read More

Spray tank checklist to manage problem weeds in corn and soybean available

Here are two url links to recently created “A Spray Tank’s Last Checklist in Soybean“; and “A Spray Tank’s Last Checklist in Corn” courtesy of Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Delaware Research and Education Center in collaboration with myself and other weed extension experts in the Mid-Atlantic. For further details see the full … Read More

Crop progress week of April 5

Soil temperatures in the 50’s and excellent soil moisture content are condition perfect this week for potato planting as seen in this photo of Timothy Coleman planting along Shirley Road in Elmer, Salem County. Winter small grain weed management is well underway. Early fall planted grains are tillering and rapidly outgrowing wild garlic and spring … Read More

Checklist for Calving Success April 19th: 7 pm to 8 pm

Title: Checklist for Calving Success, virtual on Cisco Webex.   Presenter: Melissa Bravo, M.S. Assistant Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Salem County melissa.bravo@njaes.rutgers.edu   Synopsis: In this half hour presentation, Melissa will review heifer and cow condition scoring before calving; calving health scenarios related to weather, nutrition, cow condition and calf presentation; quick actions one should take … Read More

South Jersey Poultry Association second meeting notice

The second meeting of the South Jersey Poultry Association for growers in Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester counties will be held Monday, April 5th. If you are new and want to join, please take this survey https://sites.rutgers.edu/salem-county-crop-talk/interest-in-formation-of-a-pasture-poulty-association/ and email melissa.bravo@njaes.rutgers.edu so that you can receive the registration link. Guest speaker for the April pre-business meeting will … Read More