How can I apply for a truck certificate?
First time applicants for farmer truck certificates can complete this fillable PDF application. Please do not hesitate to call our office at 609-265-5050 for assistance when filling out this form for the first time, as you will ultimately need the signature of our county agricultural agent.
How can I renew my truck certificate?
We continue to process truck certificates. When you receive the renewal application for your truck certificate in the mail, please fill it out and promptly mail it back or email your completed form to Sandra Trossbach at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be the easiest and most effective way to receive a certificate.
Do I need to renew my water certificate?
Under the Permit Extension Act signed by NJ Governor Murphy on July 1, 2020 the term of certain governmental permits, approvals, and deadlines (including water certification permits) that were due to expire on March 9, 2020, or the specified period following it, were extended. An official request for an extension via a NJDEP website was required for approval of the COVID-19 extension period by October 8, 2020. On behalf of the holders of the 613 agricultural water permits across the state with expiration dates from 2020 through 2024 permit extension requests were submitted by RCE administration working with NJDA, NJDEP and RCE Agricultural Agents. Growers who currently hold an ag water permit and a valid email address should have received an auto-generated email from the NJDEP website once their information was uploaded confirming a permit extension request. If the permit holder had no email on record, the county RCE faculty or staff member received the confirmation email.
So, what does this mean to growers? If you have a water permit set to expire during the time frame you will have a permit extension. You are encouraged to submit your renewals to our office for processing. You can call or visit the office with any questions concerning your renewal.
Diagnostics and Testing
What if I need a soil test?
Soil test kits are not currently available for purchase at our office. Visit the Rutgers Soil Testing Lab website for instructions on how to collect a representative sample using a trowel/spade and bucket. Place sample in a zip-top sandwich bag then mail the sample to the lab with the completed soil test questionnaire (PDF) and your payment information.
What do I do if I need to pick something up or drop off at the Extension Office?
Our vestibule and lobby are open for us to continue providing the services you have relied upon. It is best to call ahead to the office and we will assist in any way possible.
Pesticide Manuals and Licensing
What if I need a pesticide manual?
Pesticide manuals can be purchased on-line through the Rutgers University Office of Continuing Studies.
How can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?
Licensed pesticide applicators may earn 25% of their CEUs online, while the remaining CEUs must be earned at in-person events. Check the NJAES events calendar, Rutgers Plant and Pest Advisory, or NJDEP DataMiner for opportunities to earn CEUs. For the most up-to-date information from the NJDEP Bureau of Licensing and Registrations, check the Bureau of Licensing & Registrations page.
How can I earn my pesticide applicators license?
The NJDEP issued an alert on November 20, 2020 stating that all pesticide certification exams will be offered exclusively online through the Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education. Visit the new online portal to schedule an exam. Remote proctoring will be utilized to uphold the NJDEP exam standards and security. Check the
Bureau of Licensing & Registrations website for the most up-to-date information.
When will I receive my pesticide applicators license in the mail?
The NJDEP issued an alert on November 12, 2020 stating that delivery of paper licenses through the mail has been delayed due to staff limitations associated with the pandemic. It is anticipated that paper licenses may take 6–8 weeks for delivery. Until your actual license is received, you must print and maintain a copy of the status of your payment and license. You may access this information online . For the most up-to-date information from the NJDEP Bureau of Licensing and Registrations, check the Bureau of Licensing & Registrations page.
Do I need to report spotted lanternfly sightings?
Please do not report spotted lanternfly sightings in Burlington County. Our county is already quarantined, meaning infestations are known to be widespread and reporting is no longer necessary. Visit the NJ Department of Agriculture website dedicated to Spotted Lanternfly for more information on this invasive pest and its distribution.
Which insecticides can I use to control spotted lanternfly?
Information on recommended chemical control options for SLF is available on the NJ Department of Agriculture website dedicated to this invasive pest.
Please note that spotted lanternfly is an emerging pest in our region and targeted sprays are limited to those insecticides which have been issued a 2(ee) label for emergency use in New Jersey. It is your responsibility to ensure targeted control of spotted lanternfly is done only with products where this invasive pest is listed as a target pest. You are also responsible for printing and maintaining a copy of the 2(ee) label amendment with your spray records. Recall that the label is the law and, as the pesticide applicator, it is your responsibility to follow the safety precautions and application instructions indicated on the pesticide label.
Besides insecticides, how else can I manage spotted lanternfly?
Complementary strategies include removing and destroying spotted lanternfly at all life stages, removing host trees, installing tree traps, and inspecting your vehicle for potential SLF hitchhikers. For information on these strategies, visit the NJ Department of Agriculture website on spotted lanternfly.