Highlights from
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

These newsletters provide practical insights for farmers, communities, and policy makers looking to maintain thriving, healthy, durable farms in New Jersey's densely packed urban fringe.

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Successful Urban Fringe Farmers
Know More than Just How to Grow Crops

This month in the Sustaining Farming on the Urban Fringe Newsletter, we look at the skills growers in our state are required to have in order to be successful. View the Newsletter

Mark Carduner, owner of Working Dog Vineyard and Winery in Hightstown, explains vertical trellising, judicious herbicide use, disease and canopy management customized to each varietal. Discussion topics relevant to his urban fringe location included wonderful customer clientele and supportive community, but also bird damage, neighbor communication, herbicide drift precautions, marketing challenges, and occasional air quality impacts from proximity to NJ Turnpike.

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