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January 16th, 2018 - NJNLA Growers Forum - Location - Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County, 1200 N. Delsea Dr. Bldg. #A, Clayton, NJ 08312. Regulations in the Pipeline, Water Usage/Permitting, Mechanization Roundtable, Brands - Positives/Negatives, Lunch, Pesticide Regulation Updates and last Signing for Pest Credits. NJ Pesticide Credits - CORE - 2 and CNLP Credits - 2.5 Professional

When: January 16th, 2018
9:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County
1200 N. Delsea Dr. Bldg. #A
Clayton, New Jersey  08312
United States
Contact: Jeanne Ondusko

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2018 NJNLA Grower’s Forum


 Location - Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County, 1200 N. Delsea Dr. Bldg. #A, Clayton, NJ 08312.


  9:30 am         Registration/Coffee

10:00 am         Regulations in the pipeline – Trenton/DC

                        Ben Casella, Research Associate

            NJ Farm Bureau

10:30 am         Water usage and permitting

            Dr. Salvatore Mangiafico, Ph.D.

            Environmental Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County

11:00 am         Mechanization roundtable – Presentation by Hemant Gohil and Roundtable

                        Discussion on what are you using, & does it work

Hemant Gohil, Ph.D.

Agriculture Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County


Donald Raymond Blew, President 

Centerton Nursery Inc.


John Van Pelt, Vice President

Hopewell Nursery


Chris Ruske, Owner

Cumberland Nursery


11:30 am         Update on work at RAREC | Brands – positives/negatives – Moderated by Raul Cabrera

Raul I. Cabrera, Associate Professor & ExtensionSpecialist

Nursery Production & Management

Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers University

Rutgers Agricultural Research & Extension Center


Raul  will provide an update on the work being done at RAREC followed by open discussion among growers on brands that are/are not working, issues & solutions

12:00 pm         Lunch (continued discussion as needed)–catered by Liscio’s Bakery & Deli

 1:00 pm          Pesticide Regulations update – presentation on DEP licensing and regulation

updates, changes, modifications and navigating the DEP Pesticide website, safety issues, understanding pesticide labels,  pesticide mixing issues & the use of respirators

           Stephen Bross

           Environmental Specialist 3, NJ Department of Environmental Protection

           Bureau of Pesticide Compliance and Enforcement

NJ Pest Credits:  CORE (Basic Safety & Handling)   02

CNLP Credits: 2 Professional

2:00 pm           Awarding of credits

                       Adjourn meeting

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