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Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide

The 2012 New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide is available.  Based on Rutgers and USDA research results, combined with industry and grower knowledge and experience, the fruit production guide is intended to facilitate decision-making by the commercial grower.
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New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide, 2012

Grape Expectations in February

Grape Expectations will be held February 25th at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, NJ. This is the annual viticulture and enology meeting for the NJ wine industry. For info and registration contact:
Gary Pavlis, Ag Agent Atlantic County

Time to Begin Apple Tree Pruning & Training

The warm weather we had through December prevented the trees from going fully dormant. I believe we have had adequate cold temperatures to begin pruning. Always start with your oldest apple trees first, followed by oldest pears and then oldest peaches and young trees last but in the same order.

Announcing NJAES Jersey Fruit Ag Updates

Rutgers NJAES Jersey Fruit Ag Updates consist of short, timely packets of information designed to be read quickly for field application by commercial growers. Content may include New Jersey field observations, pests to watch for, planting dates, maturity reports, or short pieces on effective cultural practices.

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