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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, June 2, 2011

Two New Sources of Information about BMSB

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is expected to inflict serious crop damage again this year. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has a very wide host range including many horticultural crops and ornamentals. Two new sources providing timely information about this pest can be found on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug page, Rutgers NJAES Snyder Research & Extension Farm Website.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vegetable Disease of the Week

White mold on lettuce. Notice the black (sclerotia) fungal bodies developing in the white fungal mass at the base of the plant. Sclerotia can survive in the soil for many years.          -Andy Wyenandt