The agriculture and natural resources department provides information and educational programs related to commercial agriculture, professional horticulture, and environmental issues. Programs designed for farmers focus on farm production, farm profitability, integrated pest management (IPM), and applied agricultural research. This department offers education and outreach on topics such as soil testing, identification of plant pests, agricultural marketing education, and pesticide safety. This department also offers publications on a wide range of agricultural, horticultural, and environmental subjects.
In Hunterdon County, the Rutgers NJAES agricultural agent specializes in tree fruit fertility management and apple cultivar evaluation, as well as the production of hazelnuts, hops, and beach plums as specialty crops.
How Do I…
- Renew My Farm Certificate?
Farm Certificate Application Renewals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-788-1338 and provide the applicant name and email address. We will send you a fillable PDF application to complete with instruction for obtaining your Farm Certificate.
For new applications, please email us at email@example.com or call 908-788-1338 and provide your name and address for an application and instructions to be mailed.
- Get My Soil Tested?
The Rutgers University Soil Testing Lab provides fee-for-service analysis of soil samples along with reports/recommendations for all clients.
Visit our page How to Get Your Soil Tested, and find the appropriate Soil Sampling Instructions and Soil Test Questionnaire for your land use and crops. Read and follow the instructions; download and fill out the questionnaire; then send soil sample and questionnaire with payment to the lab by mail or delivery service, or drop off sample/questionnaire/payment at the lab: Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory, 57 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8554
- Obtain a Pesticide Manual?
Manuals may be ordered directly from Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies. Create an account and log in. Select Products, Select Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals, Add the manuals you wish to purchase to your cart, and follow instructions to complete purchase.
- Diagnose a Plant Health Problem?
The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is a full-service plant health diagnostic facility of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). Our mission is to provide accurate and timely diagnoses of plant health problems for the residents of New Jersey.
Dr. Megan Muehlbauer, County Agent III
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
314 Route 12 County Complex, Building #2
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822