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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
2017 Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Course Code: AL1602CA17

The Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute is an annual program sponsored by Rutgers University, NJAES, Cooperative Extension of Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, and other surrounding counties. The program is designed for individuals in the Green Industry including turf and landscape; schools; roads and highways; parks and recreation; cemeteries; colleges and universities; garden centers and nurseries. 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



NJ Pesticide & School IPM Program Update

Dr. George Hamilton
Specialist in Pest Management
Rutgers, NJAES, RCE


How to Select & Manage Landscape Plants to Reduce the Negative Effects of Climate Change

Jason Grabosky, Ph.D.
Professor, Urban Forestry
Rutgers, NJAES


IPM Tools to Tackle Key Tree and Shrub Diseases

Ann Gould, Ph.D.
Specialist in Plant Pathology
Rutgers, NJAES


Updates from NJNLA and NJTA



New Tools to Analyze Soil & Provide Guidance for Turfgrass & Ornamental Plant Establishment and Management

Richard Shaw Ph.D. and
Fred Schoenagel
State Soil Scientist/Resource Soil Scientist, NRCS


Organic Land Care Update: An Alternative Approach to Conventional Management Strategies in Lawns and Landscapes

Amy Rowe Ph.D.
Environmental and Resource Management Agent, Rutgers, NJAES, RCE of Essex & Passaic County




Effects of Soil Amendments on Nutrient Availability and Performance of Low and High Maintenance Turfgrass Varieties

Dr. James Murphy
Turfgrass Management Specialist
Rutgers, NJAES, RCE


Control Strategies for Challenging Broadleaf Weeds in Landscape Turf

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


Best Management Practices to Reduce Grub Damage to Turfgrass

Albrecht Koppenhofer,
Turfgrass Insect Specialist
Rutgers, NJAES, RCE




The March 2, 2017 offering of this program was approved for the following continuing education credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

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

Pro FACT: NJ Certified Fertilizer Applicator Credits
3 (separate attendance/roster form must be signed)


Registration for this event is now closed. Please join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming offerings.

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Date & Time

Last Held:
Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:30am - 3:45pm

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

(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.


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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