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Service Updates / Information:

Rutgers Soil Testing Lab Operations: Rutgers Soil Testing Lab staff are at work, providing fee-for-service analysis of soil samples and generating reports/recommendations for all clients.

Visit our page How to Get Your Soil Tested, and find the appropriate Soil Sampling Instructions and Soil Test Questionnaire for your situation; see headings for different land use and crop scenarios. Read and follow the instructions; download and fill out the questionnaire; then send soil sample and questionnaire with payment to the lab by mail or delivery service, or drop off sample/questionnaire/payment at the lab as described below.

Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab Operations:
The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is a full-service plant health diagnostic facility of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). Our mission is to provide accurate and timely diagnoses of plant health problems for the residents of New Jersey.

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


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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