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Rutgers Soil Testing Lab Operations:
(7/15/20) Rutgers Soil Testing Lab staff are at work, providing fee-for-service analysis of soil samples and generating reports/recommendations for all clients. Appropriate safety procedures and precautions are being followed to assure and protect the health of staff, including social distancing and use of personal protective equipment, sterilizing work surfaces and incoming packages, etc.

The Soil Testing Laboratory will remain closed to everyone other than staff until further notice; the building that houses the STL is not open to the public. Therefore all samples must be delivered by US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, etc. Please follow the link above for additional information.

Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab Operations:
(7/21/20) The Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is open and accepting samples via no-contact, curbside drop-off.
We are committed to doing all we can to help you with your plant health needs, including looking at physical samples. Campus buildings are closed to visitors. Carefully follow the directions below for sample submissions during this time. Please follow the link above for additional information.

Pesticide Manuals:
Manuals may be ordered directly from Rutgers Continuing Education.  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.

Farm Certificates: (7/28/20) If you need to renew your Farm Certificate Application, please email us at 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 getting your Farm Certificate.

For new applications, please email us at or call 908-788-1338 and provide your name and address for an application and instructions to be mailed.

Water Allocation: Expiring Permits Forms can be emailed to the Agriculture Department at

Guidance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, their Employers and Housing Providers

Farm Labor Housing Guidance




Spotted Lantern FlyProblems with Spotted Lantern Flies?

Residents from Hunterdon County are reporting the invasive insect, spotted lantern fly (SLF).

Take our passive survey, and data collected will be used to generate maps showing the intensity and location of SLF problems in the county. In addition, your input will help assess the economic impact of SLF.

The agriculture and natural resources program 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.   Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a management system that helps farmers anticipate and prevent pest problems from reaching damaging levels by using a wide range of control tactics.

This program offers educational and outreach on topics such as soil testing, identification of plant pests, agricultural marketing education, pesticide safety, farm management, farmer plate certificates and other land use topics. This program also offers publications on a wide range of agricultural, horticultural, and environmental subjects.

In Hunterdon County, the Rutgers NJAES agricultural agents specializes in tree fruit and specialty crops.  Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty  from other counties provide shared services by bringing expertise in other agriculture topics to Hunterdon County.

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