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Crop scouting reports and pest management tips

Below are links to in season reports and outreach I post on a regular basis on the Plant Pest Advisory Site for row crop, poultry and livestock producers. Consumer Price Index for Food Highest Since 1980 Kentucky’s Combine Checklist to Prevent Wheat Bin Pests Corn emerging. Scout now for black cutworm Ideal conditions for wheat … Read More

High Path Avian Influenza: Importation of Poultry, Hatching Eggs, Manure information

Below are link’s to resources and time relevant information I have posted on the evolving high path avian influenza in commercial and backyard poultry flocks in the United States.The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) first confirmed findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in wild birds … Read More

Post Flooding: Adverse weather and livestock herd health information

Below is a post I provided for the Plant Pest Advisory . If you have not already subscribed to this site, please go to the site and select the commodity group listserve signup. September 3, 2021 “If producers have concerns about flooded pastures and forage quality; or concerns about heavy metal contamination in flood contaminated water … Read More

Dangerous heat index for livestock this week

https://nj1015.com/heat-warnings-for-nj-heat-index-as-high-as-110-in-the-shade/   The next few days will see much of NJ trapped in a heat index that is of significant concern for livestock with little air movement. Cattle: Cattle have a lower tolerance for heat stress than humans. Cattle experience heat stress above 75 degrees F and with temperatures expected to be above 100 degrees … Read More

Find me at the Salem County Fair Next Week

  Producers, please stop by the 4-H building at the Salem County Fair next week. Look for me in the livestock barns or arena if I am not at the booth. Drop off your contact information in the dropoff box. Sign up for Pesticide Credit Category and Core talks coming this fall. Offer to host … Read More

Crop progress last two weeks of June

July 2, 2021 Corn: Crop condition for early season planted corn is looking good across Salem County. Before yesterday’s rain, early season planted corn on non-manured, non-dairy acreage was exhibiting tight curling on knolls while corn on high organic matter soils with a history of dairy manure was uniformily less stressed by the high heat … Read More