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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, May 20, 2011

For Diversified Growers a NE Floriculture Greenhouse Update

"Due to cloudy, overcast weather and in some cases - downpours, Botrytis is everywhere. Downy mildew has been also observed this week on basil."
Read about these observations and more from Floriculture Greenhouse Update.
-Jenny Carleo 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Report Hail Storm Damage

Hail combined with heavy wind driven rain occurred in vicinity of Mays Landing, Atlantic Co. If it causes any crop damage on your farm, be sure to report it to your local Farm Services Agency and document the damage as soon as possible.
Rick VanVranken

Prepare Mulched Beds to Drain Properly and Avoid Diseases

Saturated soils encourage Phytophthora crown rot and Pythium root rot, so make sure nothing impedes water drainage in or between the mulched beds.
Rick VanVranken

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Transplanted Onions (and Leeks) May be More Susceptible to Onion Maggot

With more and more LEEKS being transplanted, you might want to take note of this news from the Cornell Vegetable Program:  Transplanted Onions More Susceptible to Onion Maggot than Normal.
Rick VanVranken