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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
2019 Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

NEW DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Course Code: AL1602CA19

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 Update

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


Weed Control Update and IPM Strategies for Turf

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


Root Competition and Other Growth Factors Affecting Trees & Shrubs

Dr. Jason Grabosky
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources
Rutgers, NJAES


Updates from NJNLA and NJTA



The Latest on Turfgrass Endophytes: Current and Future Research

James White, Ph.D.
Dept. of Plant Biology and Pathology
Rutgers, SEBS




Update on the Spotted Lanternfly and Other Invasive Insects of Trees & Shrubs

Pam Zipse
Outreach Coordinator
Rutgers Urban Forestry Program


Best Management Practices for Turfgrass Fertility and Renovation

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


IPM Strategies to Minimize Damage on Trees and Shrubs

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




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

Pesticide Credits 
CORE - 3 units
1A - 9 units
2 - 4 units
3A - 4 units
3B - 4 units
6B - 9 units
8C - 6 units
9 - 1 unit
10 - 1 unit
PP2 - 9 units

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


To Pay By Credit Card:

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NOTE: Registration closes at midnight on February 12, 2019. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Date & Time

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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)

Cancellation Fee: $25.00

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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