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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
2018 Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Last Held: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Course Code: AL1602CA18

The Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute is an annual program sponsored by Rutgers University, NJAES, Cooperative Extension of Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, and Somerset counties. Seminar topics will benefit those who work in grounds maintenance, including school board members; maintenance supervisors; employees of highways, parks, cemeteries, industrial grounds, lawn, and home ground services; garden center operators; and nurserymen. A broad range of topics are presented on turfgrass, landscape, and nursery crops by Rutgers Faculty and staff, as well as representatives from state agencies and organizations.

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Registration & Continental Breakfast



Pesticide Safety and IPM Program Updates for New Jersey

George Hamilton, Ph.D.
Specialist in Pest Management
Rutgers, NJAES, RCE


IPM for Small and Large "Scale" Pests on Woody Landscape Plants

Steven Rettke
Program Associate
Rutgers Greenhouse & Nursery IPM Program
Rutgers, NJAES


Endophytes & Disease Tolerant Turfgrass Cultivars to Boost Your IPM Program

Stacy Bonos, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology
Rutgers, SEBS


Updates from NJNLA and NJTA



New Rutgers Ornamental Plants & Nut Trees for New Jersey Landscapes

Thomas Molnar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology
Rutgers, SEBS




An Integrated Management Approach to Controlling Turfgrass Weeds

Matt Elmore, Ph.D.
Specialist in Weed Science
Rutgers, NJAES


Innovative Methods for Fertility Management in Turfgrass

James Murphy, Ph.D.
Specialist in Turfgrass Management
Rutgers, NJAES


Management & Control Update on High Profile Pest Problems in NJ

Sabrina Tirpak
Senior Laboratory Technician
Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory and Nematode Detection Service, NJAES




The March 1, 2018 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

IMPORTANT: All NJ Pesticide applicators must show a photo ID and Pesticide License #.

Pesticide Credits 
CORE: 4 units
1A: 6 units
2: 2 units
3A: 5 units
3B: 5 units
6B: 3 units
13: 6 units
PP2: 6 units

ProFACT NJ Certified Fertilizer Applicator Credits
2 credits available (separate attendance/roster form must be signed)


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this program.

Date & Time

Last Held: Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:30am - 3:15pm

Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 8:00am


Battleground Country Club
40 Millhurst Rd.
Manalapan, NJ
(The address is 1 Covenhoven Road, but GPS users should enter 40 Millhurst Road as the address.)

Parking: Two large parking areas, one on either side of the main building (Club Building)

Registration Fees

Registration Fee:
$100.00 per person
(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)


For more information, call the Middlesex County Extension office at 732-398-5262.

Cooperating Agencies

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

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