Backpack Sprayer Technology Workshop

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 9AM to Noon
Location: 2017 NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show
Harrah’s Resort hotel Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Wildwood Rooms 4 & 5

Speakers: John Grande, Director – Snyder Research & Extension Farm, Rutgers NJAES
Bryan Fowler, Manager – TeeJet Technologies, Biglerville, PA. Spraying Systems Corporation Wheaton, IL
Ed Dager, Farm Supervisor – Snyder Research & Extension Farm, Rutgers NJAES
Curtis McKittrick, Research Technician – Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Rutgers NJAES

Don’t miss this training session featuring factors involved in applying pesticides to maximize performance while addressing practical day-to-day issues faced by pesticide applicators. Basic calibration will be covered along with nozzle design as it relates to pesticide performance. Environmental risk factors related to pesticide application including wind drift mitigation of spray droplets will be covered.
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Teacher, Champion, Friend of Agriculture

 Rutgers Professor Jack Rabin (second from right) hits the road for retirement this month.

Rutgers Professor Jack Rabin (second from right) hits the road for retirement this month.

On Friday, December 9, about 100 friends and colleagues gathered on the Cook Campus at Rutgers University to roast and toast retiring agricultural agent Jack Rabin, Associate Director of Farm Programs for the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension, and co-creator/author of this Sustainable Farming on the Urban Fringe website. I cannot think of a more appropriate send off than to share some highlights from that celebration on this site as we say ‘best wishes in retirement’, but not ‘goodbye’ as I’ve gotten a promise from Jack to continue contributing when he gets inspired from his new home on the West Coast. [Read more…]