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1st North Jersey Twilight Fruit Meeting- April 09, 2013

1st North Jersey Twilight Fruit Meeting- April 09, 2013 

  Location: Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm

 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867

Our First Tree Fruit annual twilight meeting will be hosted at the Rutgers Snyder Farm

 The meeting will be held rain, snow or shine

Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2013
Time: 5:45 .– 8:30 p.m.
Registration Donation: $10 at the Door
Please RSVP to Diana Boesch @908-788-1339 or 5:45

Registration 5:45 p.m.
6:00 Orchard Tour- Leaves promptly at 6 p.m. -

 Topics to be covered in field by Win Cowgill
-Observe Three Year Old Plantings of Summerfest Upright Growth Habit peach cultivar

-Observe High Density European Pear Block at 2.5’ x 12’ for 1,452 trees per acre on      OH87 rootstock

 -Observe 4 year old NC-140-Apple Rootstock Trial on Tall Spindle with Honeycrisp cv

6:45 p.m. Return inside- Coffee

 Crop Insurance Update- Kelly Steimle, RCE of Salem County

-Early Season Pest Monitoring, What’s Out There? Dr. Atanas Atanassov, North Jersey Tree Fruit IPM Program Associate

 -Insecticide and Pest Management Update- Dean Polk- Tree Fruit IPM Agent

- Plant Growth Regulators for Tree Fruit Frost Protection – Win Cowgill- Area Fruit Agent

-Early Season Weed Control- Dr. Brad Majek Specialist in Weed Science

- Disease Control Update- Dr. Norm Lalancette, Specialist in Tree Fruit Plant Pathology

-How to Avoid Freeze Damage to Fruit Crops- Win Cowgill

 8:30 Adjourn

For Program questions contact Win Cowgill

 PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION CREDITS will be awarded at the end of the program for PA and NJ growers

 Snyder farm directions: Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm 140 Locust Grove Road Pittstown, NJ 08867

FROM NORTH: Take I-78 to Exit 15. Turn left (south) at bottom of exit ramp onto Pittstown Road (Route 513S). Stay on Pittstown Road for approximately 6 miles (DO NOT TURN WHEN ROUTE 513 BEARS RIGHT). Turn left onto Locust Grove Road at Rutgers sign. Snyder Farm is 1/2 mile on the left.

FROM SOUTH: Take Route 202/31 North to the Flemington traffic circle. Take Route 12 West at circle. Go approximately 5 miles to Pittstown Road (second right after Shell Gas Station). Turn right (north) and go 3.5 miles to Locust Grove Road (look for Rutgers sign) and turn right. Snyder Farm is 1/2 mile on the left.