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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
2020 Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Registration for this event has closed. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Course Code: AL1602CA20

The Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute is an annual program sponsored by Rutgers University, NJAES, Cooperative Extension of Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Burlington, Ocean, and Somerset counties. Seminar topics will benefit those who work in grounds maintenance, including school board members; maintenance supervisors; employees of highways, parks, cemeteries, and 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.

Download the brochure here.






Registration & Continental Breakfast



Pesticide Safety and IPM Program Update

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


Environmental Stress & Disease Development: Steps to Mitigating Serious Problems in the Landscape

Ann Gould, Ph.D.
Associate Extension Specialist in Ornamental Pathology
Rutgers, NJAES, RCE


Acquisition & Utilization of Native Plants to Minimize Pest Problems and Attract Pollinators

Tom Knezick
Production Analyst
Pinelands Nursery, Columbus, NJ


Turfgrass Disease Resistance as Part of an IPM Toolbox

Rich Buckley
Plant Diagnostic Lab & Nematode Detection Service
Rutgers University, NJAES




Updates from Industry



The Latest in IPM Strategies for Weed Management in Turfgrass

Matthew Elmore, Ph.D.
Specialist in Weed Science
Rutgers, NJAES, RCE


Managing Fertility and Potential of Heavy Metal Accumulation in Soil

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


Tick Identification and Tick Bite Prevention in New Jersey: What's New?

Andrea Egizi, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Monmouth County Tick-Borne Disease Laboratory
Department of Entomology
Rutgers University




IMPORTANT: All NJ pesticide applicators must show a photo ID and Pesticide License #. For ProFACT credits, bring your Fertilizer credit ID #.

Pesticide Credits 
CORE - 2 units
1A - 3 units
2 - 3 units
3A - 4 units
3B - 7 units
6B - 8 units
7A - 1 unit
8A - 1 unit
8B - 1 unit
8C - 8 units
PP2 - 9 units

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


Registration has closed. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute" or Course Code AL1602) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:30am - 3:30pm

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)

Cancellation Fee: $35.00

Substitutions are permitted.


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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