The agricultural impacts of wildlife damage are frequently discussed among the farming community in New Jersey. However, the extent of these impacts may not be as readily recognized by the non-agricultural public. Faculty and staff at the Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station have recently conducted a number of projects to document the economic and social impacts of wildlife damage to agricultural crops. These projects will be highlighted in the Agronomy/Wildlife Damage session to be held at the upcoming NJ Agricultural Convention and Trade Show.
One of these projects, known as the ‘Smile, You’re on Camera’ project, is taking place in Burlington County. This effort employs trail cameras to document “a year in the life of an agricultural field” so that the effects of wildlife damage can be visually communicated to members of the non-agricultural community. If you are interested to learn about the observed trends in wildlife activity, our outreach efforts, and future directions of this project, be sure to attend this session on the morning of Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
The Convention will be held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Find the full agenda for the Convention as well as hotel and registration information at https://vganj.com/.