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The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Cereal Rust Mite in Timothy

I have been getting several calls questioning if Cereal Rust Mite (CRM) infestations will be high this season in response to the relatively warm winter this year.  Since CRM overwinter in the field it is possible that infestations may occur earlier this season.  Typically we see peak infestations in Timothy during March and April depending on the field location.See the Rutgers fact sheet related to this pest and suggestions for scouting and treatment.

Stephen Komar

Monday, February 6, 2012

NJ Soybean Growers Meeting-Feb 9

On Thursday, February 9 the NJ Soybean Board will be hosting an all day seminar on "Producing and Marketing 100 Bu/A Soybeans" and related topics It will begin at 9am with registration. The meeting is being held at the Rutgers Ecocomplex located 1 mile east off exit 52B of I-295. CCA and Pesticide credits(pending) will be available. Useful educational handouts and door prizes along with a complimentary hot lunch will be provided. Call 609-581-8244 to register or for further information.

Zane R. Helsel