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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   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

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 and email so that you can receive the registration link. Guest speaker for the April pre-business meeting will … Read More

Poultry Health Awareness Webinar by APHIS

USDA APHIS Webinar: Defend the Flock: How Avian Influenza Affects Us All “Contact: Joelle Hayden Phone: 301-851-4040 Email: Washington, D.C., February 19, 2021 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites you to join poultry health experts for a webinar on Thursday, February 25.  As part of … 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