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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

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   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

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

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

Need Pesticide Core Credits?

Salem County Applicators, If you are in need of Pesticide Core Credits or would just like to review commonly used pesticide label: exposure language, contact me to pre-register for this approved NJDEP virtual session so I can add you to the next scheduled session. Pesticide Core Series: Exposures & Residues Frequency of Pesticide Handling Pesticide … Read More

Do you know about the Animal Waste Management Plan Requirement?

“Did you know that since ​2009, all Livestock Farms, which includes equine operations, are required to follow the New Jersey Department of Agriculture animal waste management plan regulation? Click here to find out more information on the agency website about the regulations. Would you like some assistance creating your plan? Rutgers Cooperative Extension has the … Read More

Agritourism and Agri-Entertainment Development Resources

Did you know that Rutgers Cooperative Extension has a website specific to agritourism? In 2011, Rutgers Cooperative Extension received a five-year grant through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants (SARE) program whose mission is to provide education to advance innovations in sustainable agriculture initiatives.  On the website you will find modules, videos, budget calculator … Read More