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Join us for a tour of the Rutgers Snyder Farm research plots on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:45 pm rain or shine

Featured will be a Fruit Variety Showcase, Crop Insurance Updates, and tours and discussions of fruit, vegetable and other crop plot.

Sponsored by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
 Rutgers Cooperative Extension 
In cooperation with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ 
and USDA Natural Resource and Conservation Service 

Location: Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Pittstown, NJ
Time: 5:00-8:45
 Registration and Light Dinner 5:00-5:30 PM
 Fruit Variety Showcase Field Tour: 5:45 - 7:00 pm
 Inside Program: 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Pre-Registration is required by calling Jennifer at (908) 788-1338 RCE of Hunterdon County. Registration is $7.00 per person payable at the meeting.

Note: Light Dinner will be served- only to all those that preregister


 5:30 Fruit Variety Showcase
Win Cowgill and Rebecca Magron, RCE of Hunterdon County, Nora Mulebauer, Summer Intern

Rutgers University Observations for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in Tree Fruit and Apple Varietal Susceptibility
Win Cowgill

Farm Research Tour 

2010 North East Asian Pear Variety Trial - 12 Cultivars- Selected Fruit will be in the Showcase- Win Cowgill & Rebecca Magron

Observe Various Apple Tall Spindle and Super Spindle Production Systems – Ages- 2 to 11 years old – planted @ tree densities ranging from 980 to 2000 trees per Acre
Win Cowgill – Area Fruit Agent, RCE of Hunterdon County

Pollinator Conservation- New Planting of Flowering Native Plants
Bernie Isaacson, Agricultural Outreach Specialist, North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D)

Farm Pond Algae Control using Aeration Systems
Jasen Berkowitz, RCE of Salem County

Ethnic Greens and Herb Trial
Peter Nitzsche, County Agricultural Agent, RCE of Morris County

Evaluation of Agronomic Impacts of Establishing a Corn Maze
Steve Komar - County Agricultural Agent, RCE of Sussex County

Grape Tomato Variety Trial Observations
Peter Nitzsche - County Agricultural Agent, RCE of Morris County

Rutgers Snyder Farm update and New Organic Weed Control Website
Dr. John Grande, Director, Rutgers Snyder Farm

Current Vegetable Research Involving the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 
Kris Holmstrom - North Jersey Vegetable IPM Coordinator

Crop Insurance Updates for 2012
Kelly Steimle, RCE of Salem County

Alternative Fertility Programs for Corn
Chad Stanczyk, RCE of Salem County

Canola, An Alternative Cover Crop- Variety Trial Results
Chad Stanczyk, RCE of Salem County

River Friendly Farming Program
Bernie Isaacson, Agricultural Outreach Specialist, North Jersey RC&D

Pesticide Safety Update- The Important things to know when reading a pesticide label, including Section 18 and 24C special labels-
Win Cowgill

8:45 Adjourn

PESTICIDE CREDITS WILL BE AVAILABLE at the end of the meeting. Anticipated credits are 1 PP2 and 1 core. 

Directions to Snyder Farm:

From North Jersey: Take I 78 to Exit 15, go left at bottom of exit ramp. RT. 513/Pittstown Road for 6 miles through Pittstown (don’t follow RT. 513 in Pittstown to right-continue straight picking up RT. 615 south.) After exiting from RT. 78 you make no turns until you reach Locust Grove Road. Turn left on this road go 1/2 mile, farm is on left.

From South Jersey: Trenton area - take RT. 202 & 31 north to Flemington traffic circle. Take RT. 12 west at circle. Go 8 miles to Pittstown Road (airport sign.) Turn north (right) and go 3.5 miles to Locust Grove Road. (Go right for 1/2 mile, farm is on left.