State Conservationist Carrie Mosley has extended the application period for two conservation programs to November 15th. All applications received for Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by November 15 will be ranked and funds allocated after the new deadline. [Read more…]
Organic Farm Advisory
The Plant & Pest Advisory serves NJ growers by reporting on important pests and recommending responses that are grounded in reproducible trials.
Articles in this section contain information helpful to the NJ commercial organic grower.
Sharing organic practice trial results between land-grant universities is a cost effective way to create a common knowledge base built on the strengths of individual programs. In the sidebar, find institutions with programs in organic agriculture which augment knowledge developed at the Rutgers New Jersey Ag Experiment Station.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Field Guides: These concise guides help with decision making from pre-planting to harvest. For each crop listed, learn what pests to proactively look for as the season progresses, how to look for them, and when to take action.
Late blight was confirmed in an organic tomato field late last week south of Bridgeton, New Jersey. As a note, growers who are still picking tomatoes should continue to scout up until the final pick and destroy field as soon as possible once harvesting is finished either by applying gramoxone or discing under plant material. Growers with late blight issues this growing season should be especially diligent. The threat of late blight in our area will remain up until the first frost. Late blight has the potential to overwinter in our area on infested potatoes left in cull piles or unharvested tubers left in the field.