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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

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

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

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

What’s Bugging Your Jersey-Friendly Yard Webinar

The Jersey Friendly Yard, Landscaping for a Healthy Environment  “2021 webinar series offers a line-up of bug experts who will teach you how to recognize beneficials versus pests, show you how to manage pests safely using non-toxic methods, introduce you to the buggy relationship between plants and insects, and teach you how to build a … Read More