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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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Small and Beginning Farmer Workshop

With modifications, low cost backpack sprayers are an accurate, efficient tool for your small operation.
In this workshop, John Grande, Director Rutgers Snyder Research Farm, teaches more effective ways to use a backpack sprayer: increase sprayer accuracy, successfully apply alternative organic products, create greater farmer/operator ease, make better use of precious time and money, and improve safety.

When: Tuesday, February 7th 2012 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce Street Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Topics Included:
  • Backpack sprayer calibration - John Grande,
    Director Rutgers Snyder Research & Extension Farm
  • Hand tools for weed control - Ed Dager,
    Farm Supervisor Rutgers Snyder Farm
  • Surround trial results: apples, potatoes, & eggplant - Win Cowgill,
    Hunterdon Co. Ag Agent  
  • Crop insurance options for small farms -
    Garden State Crop Insurance Education Initiative
For more details and registration visit:

-Meredith Melendez