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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.
Visit your local county extension office.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Solutions for a Nitrogen-Soaked World - From Ag Professional Online

... strategies to help farmers maximize efficient use of fertilizer, rather than just maximize crop yield, including buffer strips and wetlands, manure management, and ideal patterns of fertilizer application. ...considers the cost of implementing them, and programs for buffering farmers against losses in bad years.
Please click for Ag Professional: Nitrogen is both an essential nutrient and a pollutant, a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion and a fertilizer that feeds billions, a benefit and a hazard, depending on form, location, and quantity. Agriculture, industry and transportation have spread nitrogen liberally around the planet, say 16 scientists in the latest edition of ESA's Issues in Ecology series, "Excess Nitrogen in the U.S. Environment: Trends, Risks, and Solutions," with complex and interrelated consequences for ecological communities and our dependence upon the resources they provide, as well as human health.

Producing and Marketing 100 Bushel Soybeans-Feb 9

The NJ Soybean Board will host this statewide meeting for soybean growers on February 9 at the Rutgers Ecocomplex located south of Bordentown east off Exit 52 of I-295. The meeting will run from 9-3 with a lunch included. Topics will include producing and marketing 100 B/A soybeans, new developments in research and marketing and timely management tips for 2012. Pesticide and CCA credits have been applied for.

Zane R. Helsel