Rutgers Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Program
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Project Coordinator: Dean Polk
Statewide Fruit IPM Agent, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents
GIS/Field Coordinator: Peter Winkler
About the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Fruit IPM Program
The Fruit Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is an educational delivery program for commercial fruit growers in New Jersey. IPM brings together all management techniques to manage pest populations below economically damaging levels. IPM includes many aspects of crop management, and may also be called ICM or integrated crop management.
The program is designed to help you, the fruit grower, produce top quality fruit by the most economical means possible.
Objectives - Objectives are to:
- Help fruit growers produce top quality crops, limiting or reducing production costs.
- Educate growers, field scouts, industry workers, and others interested in fruit IPM practices.
- Bring together all pest and crop management practices into a set of commercially used methods. These include the use of: pesticides, economic threshold levels, pest phenology models, resistant varieties, optimum horticultural practices, weather monitoring, pest scouting, and fertility monitoring and recommendations.
- Conduct research/demonstration programs that further the adoption of IPM methods.
For More Information Contact:
Rutgers Fruit R&E Center
283 RT 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
RCE IPM Program Associates
RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders.
Education programs are offered without regard to race, sex, disability, color, national origin, or age. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer.