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North Jersey Commercial Fruit Growers Meeting

-Win Cowgill
The North Jersey Commercial Fruit Growers Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm (Hunterdon County)  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address: 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867

Contact Diana Boesch at 908-788-1339 to reserve you spot and lunch.
Pre registration required for program and luncheon, Deadline Friday, March 1, 2013.

Pre-Registration is a must-
Contact Diana Boesch at 908-788-1339 to reserve you spot and lunch.

 Program- Note the New Location of the Meeting!
 Morning Program Moderator – Win Cowgill, Area Fruit Agent

 8:30 Registration, Coffee and Danish - Courtesy of our Industry Co-Sponsors

Visit the Trade Show Booth’s hosted by our industry sponsors

9:00 Welcome and Update on Tree Fruit Support from the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
Dr. John Grande - Director, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

9:10 New Strategy for Peach Tree Borers Control in Commercial Orchards
 Dr. Atanas Atanassov – North Jersey Program Assoc. in Fruit IPM, RCE of Hunterdon

9:30 Growing Big Galas with Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’S) and Other Techniques       
Win Cowgill - Area Fruit Agent, RCE of Hunterdon County

10:00 - Update on Farm Service Programs
Doreen Beruck - County Executive Director, Hunterdon Somerset Farm Service Agency 1

10:10 NJDA Jersey Fresh/Tail Gate Market Programs; Update
Bill Walker - NJ Department of Agriculture

10:30 Industry Show and Tell 10:45 Tree Fruit IPM Update for 2013
Dean Polk - Tree Fruit IPM Agent, RCE, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station

11:15 Experiences with Crop Insurance to Manage Your Risk - 2013 Updates
Dave Lee - County Agricultural Agent, RCE - Salem County, Win Cowgill, Jason Berkowitz, RCE of Salem County

11:45 How the NJ Peach Promotion Council Serves Direct Farm Marketers and Community Farmers Markets
Jerome Frecon - Rutgers Professor Emeritus

12:05 Updates on the NJ State Horticulture Society and Research Grant Program and Horticultural News
John Hauser - Director NJSHS/Grower, Win Cowgill

12:15 Luncheon- note you must pre-register - Lunch cannot be purchased at the door!   Friday, March 1st is the deadline to respond (pre-register) for Luncheon

Afternoon Program Moderator – Bruce Barbour- County Agricultural Agent, Warren County

1:15 New and Exciting Rutgers NJAES, Stone Fruit Varieties Introduced by Adams County Nurseries Jerome L. Frecon, Horticultural Consultant for Adams County Nursery

1:35 Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) IPM Update for Small and Tree Fruit 2013
Dean Polk

2:00 "BMSB Phenology and Management in Fruit" (What to Spray and When)
Dr. Anne Neilson, Extension Specialist in Fruit Entomology

2:30 The New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide: Update on Disease Control for 2013 Dr. Norman Lalancette - Specialist in Plant Pathology, RCE, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station

3:00 Perennial Weed Control in High Density Orchards in New Jersey
Dr. Brad Majek – Extension Weed Specialist, RCE, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Win Cowgill

3:30 Pesticide Safety, and Regulation Update for 2013
Peter Nitzsche - Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County

4:00 Adjourn

4:00 – 4:45 Optional walking tour of Rutgers Snyder Farm Tree Fruit Plots Win Cowgill

Pre registration required for program and luncheon, Deadline Friday, March 1, 2013.

Note: Meeting will be held regardless of weather.

NJ and PA Pesticide Credits will be awarded at the end of the program Contact Diana Boesch, RCE of Hunterdon County, (908) 788-1339 email:

For program questions contact Win Cowgill,

Thank you to our Industry Sponsors!

Cost: Registration per person $20.00
Additional farm personnel per person $5.00

Luncheon per person (pre-registration required) $15.00

2013 New Jersey Vegetable Production Guide (additional) $20.00
2013 New Jersey Fruit Production Guide (additional) $25.00 Make check payable to: Rutgers the State University

Note: Pre-registration by Friday, March 1, 2013 is required for luncheon and in order to have educational materials available.

DIRECTIONS TO SNYDER RESEARCH AND EXTENSION FARM (908) 730-9419 FROM NORTH - Take I-78 to Exit 15. Turn left (South) at bottom of ramp (Rt. 513/Pittstown Rd). Go 4 miles into Pittstown - Do not turn on Rt. 513 or 579. Stay right for 1.5 mile on Pittstown Rd. (Rt. 615). Turn left on Locust Grove Rd. Farm is on left.

FROM SOUTH (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. Turn right. Farm on left Complete form below and return with full payment