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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

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

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

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

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

Online Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam system now available

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University are pleased to announce that the online Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Registration (PACER) system is NOW AVAILABLE for your use.  Anyone interested in taking a Pesticide exam must register through the PACER system at The registration PACER system and exams are available 24/7. All exams will … Read More

Integrated Weed Management Webinar hosted by Univ. Maryland

A two-part, integrated weed management workshop has been organized by extension faculty at the University of Delaware, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech and will be offered as two-hour programs on Tuesday, December 8th and Tuesday, December 15th. On each day of the series, duplicate sessions will be offered so attendees have the option to attend … Read More