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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

Cooperative Extension Beginner Farmer Training Program

“The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Beginner Farmer Training program was born from the desire to keep New Jersey’s farmland in the hands of farmers. In early 2020, our team of extension agents and Rutgers agriculture graduates sat down to figure out what we could do to grow and empower the next generation of Garden State farmers. … Read More

Crop progress week of April 22

The warm temperatures earlier in the month brought many ornamental and fruiting shrubs out of dormancy. Commerical peas and some soybeans are planted. Many gardeners also took advantage of the warmer weather. Last night’s blast of gusty air coupled with a cold front has pushed soil temperatures below 50ºF in Salem County. The risk of … Read More

National Agriculture Day

March 23, 2021 Many of my professional colleagues on social media are posting on their personal pages today in appreciation of the local farming community in their network, region, state, nation and abroad. When I look back on my agriculture journal of appreciations, I think of the integrity and ethics of the following:       … Read More

USDA Wildlife Services Posts Data on Bird Damage

“On March 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) wildlife damage management program, Wildlife Services (WS), posted its annual Program Data Reports (PDR) for fiscal year (FY) 2020.” – APHIS Stakeholder Registry, March 17, 2021. To learn more about this program and a link to the data go to  

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

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

Register before Jan 22 for environmental issues affecting NJ stewardship class

“The Rutgers Environmental Steward program is designed to introduce non-scientists to the science behind important environmental issues affecting NJ. Stewards then give back to their own communities by helping to tackle local environmental problems. If you have a passion for the environment, a desire to learn and a willingness to volunteer, then this program is … 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