NEWA is a web-based weather and pest reporting and forecasting system for insect and disease pests of fruits and vegetables.
What does this gathering of weather, regional insect & disease forecasts mean for you, the grower? As part of a farm IPM plan, NEWA users report they can save (on average) $19,500/year in spray costs, and prevent (on average) $264,000/year in crop losses as a direct result of using NEWA. NEWA keeps you apprised of conditions in your area and aids in decision-making, resulting in enhanced pest control with reduced costs and environmental burden.
NEWA is operated by and funded through the NYS IPM Program. This year, NEWA is available free-of-charge to New Jersey growers via support from Rutgers NJAES. Initial NJ funding courtesy the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association.
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Interested in Learning More about NEWA Use in NJ?
Contact: Andy Wyenandt, Peter Oudemans, or Joseph Ingerson-Mahar.