Backpack Sprayer Modification

Modified backpack sprayers have versatile features including: simple design, inexpensive price, professional nozzle technology accuracy, and easy, safe filling/cleaning. This makes them an efficient, ideal choice for small, organic, or urban farms; small jobs on larger farms; and for short season crops, spot problems, work around field impediments (fences, slopes), and work inside high tunnels and greenhouses. The video series steps through how to take advantage of modified backpack sprayer technology.

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Don’t Overlook Backpack Sprayers
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Growing Alternative Vegetables and Herb Crops from around the World

There are a number of profitable alternative world crops that can be grown in New Jersey to satisfy the demand for fresh produce by immigrant populations. These crops are suited to diversified small to mid size farms where high returns per acre is required.

Click the image to explore alternative crops by country or through the search crops feature.

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WorldCrops, a collaborative project by Cooperative Extension of Rutgers, UMass, and Cornell, provides information on vegetables and herbs that can be grown in our region. Click the image to explore alternative crops by country or through the search crops feature. Contact Rick VanVranken for guidance.