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Sustainable Nursery Production

Photo: nursery field. Photo: irrigation. Photo: greenhouse.

Join our Nursery Growers email list: please email Brandi Williams at to stay connected during this time of social distancing and beyond. We will only email you important nursery industry related materials.

Voice your needs: please complete the 2020 Nursery Industry Survey to help the new nursery agents align their programmatic efforts to the needs of our communities.

Stay informed: please join the RCE Plant and Pest Advisory (Landscape, Ornamental, Nursery, and Turf edition) to stay up to date with current green-industry topics.

Click here for the missed 2020 South Jersey Nursery Meeting presentations (PDF)

Visit the Rutgers NJAES video channel for educational content. Please check back regularly as new instructional videos, webinar sessions, and commercial nursery production resources will be added soon!

Nursery crop production is an important part of the agricultural industry in New Jersey, supporting local communities economically and maintaining the agrarian character of areas in the state.

Especially in a densely populated state like New Jersey, where agriculture and residential areas coexist in close proximity, it is important for all businesses to follow practices that optimize profitability while maintaining environmental and social sustainability.

For nurseries, evaluating and optimizing production practices may help profitability by reducing costs for inputs such as water, fertilizer, and pesticides. In addition to being good stewards of the soil and water, nurseries further benefit from sustainable production by being seen as good neighbor in their local communities and avoiding conflicts with regulators and neighbors.

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