Rutgers, Cornell team on New Jersey pest forecast system

05/13/2013 08:33:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

Once again, vegetable growers in New Jersey can see the latest tomato and potato early and late blight forecasting, thanks to an arrangement between Rutgers University and Cornell University.

Insect forecasting for 19 specific pests has been added this season, according to a news release.

Growers simply click on the New York state Integrated Pest Management website to view the latest reports from 30 weather stations from Sussex to Cape May County.

Once you choose a location, you can customize it with different opations.

Clicking on potato early blight, for example, will automatically generate daily and acculative P-day values for your location.

University recommendations call for spraying once 300 P-days have been accumulated.

For momre information on late blight nationally, visit http://usablight.org.



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