Spotlight Archive

>[Atlantic County Master Gardeners Take Home the Prize]

Atlantic County Master Gardeners Take Home the Prize

>For 3 years the team for Gardner’s Basin/Atlantic City Aquarium garden have been Blue Ribbon winners in the PA Horticultural Society's annual recognition program.

Launch Date: 10/19/2017

[Playing on Home-Grown Turf: NJAES Guides State-of-the Art Scarlet Knights Football Practice Field Renovation]

Playing on Home-Grown Turf: NJAES Guides State-of-the Art Scarlet Knights Football Practice Field Renovation

When Rutgers Athletics wanted to renovate the practice fields into a top-notch facility, they sought the input of the Rutgers Canter for Turfgrass Science

Launch Date: 9/26/2017

[NJTV Features RCE’s Role in Healthy Eating at the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market]

NJTV Features RCE’s Role in Healthy Eating at the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market

RCE’s Family and Community Health Sciences offers food tastings and cooking demonstrations at this Trenton market to promote healthy eating.

Launch Date: 7/21/2017

[Middle Schoolers Attend the 4-H Youth Leadership Institute at Rutgers University]

Middle Schoolers Attend the 4-H Youth Leadership Institute at Rutgers University

The two-day program provides an opportunity to develop leadership and community service skills.

Launch Date: 7/21/2017

[A Berry Good Way to Improve Brain Function]

A Berry Good Way to Improve Brain Function

Studies show that regular consumption of berries can improve memory and slow the aging process.

Launch Date: 6/8/2017

[Introducing Rutgers Pumpkin Habanero - A Little Heat and a Little Sweet]

Introducing Rutgers Pumpkin Habanero - A Little Heat and a Little Sweet

The first hot pepper released from the NJAES Exotic Pepper Program has its origins in African and Mexican hot pepper varieties.

Launch Date: 5/1/2017

[Farms and Gardens: Flowers and Fruits - What Happens When There is a Freeze?]

Farms and Gardens: Flowers and Fruits - What Happens When There is a Freeze?

NPR interviews NJAES plant pathologist Peter Oudemans who explains how New Jersey fruit trees and flowers respond to freezing weather after a warm spell.

Launch Date: 3/20/2017

[The answer to reviving manufacturing in South Jersey may be in food production.]

The answer to reviving manufacturing in South Jersey may be in food production.

Rutgers Food Innovation Center is seen as a vital partner in sustaining commercial food processing in South Jersey.

Launch Date: 3/2/2017

[NJAES Extension Specialist Honored with Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture Citation]

NJAES Extension Specialist Honored with Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture Citation

Plant pathologist Andy Wyenandt was honored by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture at the annual state ag convention.

Launch Date: 3/2/2017

[Barnegat Bay Advocate and Extension Marine Agent Retires]

Barnegat Bay Advocate and Extension Marine Agent Retires

Ocean County Marine Agent Gef Flimlin Retires After 38 Years with Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Launch Date: 2/28/2017

[Innovative Nursery Advances Rutgers NJAES Tree Fruit Research]

Innovative Nursery Advances Rutgers NJAES Tree Fruit Research

Adams County Nursery in PA, recently donated $25k to the Rutgers NJAES tree fruit breeding program for the second year in a row.

Launch Date: 1/25/2017

>[Jack Rabin (CC’78) NJAES Associate Director for Farm Programs Retires]

Jack Rabin (CC’78) NJAES Associate Director for Farm Programs Retires

>Rutgers faculty & staff, New Jersey farmers & politicians, and friends of Jack Rabin’s came from near and far to wish him well. The celebration began with talks and presentations and ended with camaraderie.

Launch Date: 1/10/2017

[Rutgers Brings Salinas Valley Students to the South Pole]

Rutgers Brings Salinas Valley Students to the South Pole

The NSF funded Polar-ICE project connects students through their teachers to scientists in Antartica

Launch Date: 12/16/2016

[Rutgers’ Cranberries Spreading throughout U.S., Canada and Overseas]

Rutgers’ Cranberries Spreading throughout U.S., Canada and Overseas

The six varieties bred by Nicholi Vorsa and his colleagues at NJAES produce high yields, resist disease and are adapted to climate conditions.

Launch Date: 11/21/2016

[Kids Overloading on Halloween Candy is a Scary Thought for Parents]

Kids Overloading on Halloween Candy is a Scary Thought for Parents

Rather than fret over holiday candy indulgence, Rutgers nutrition experts advise parents to focus on healthy daily eating.

Launch Date: 10/27/2016

[Rutgers Students Grow Their Own Food Through New RU Ready to Farm Program]

Rutgers Students Grow Their Own Food Through New RU Ready to Farm Program

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station’s course teaches undergraduates and the public how to break into farming

Launch Date: 10/17/2016

[RCE Water Resources Program Awarded $500,000 Grant for Stormwater Management]

RCE Water Resources Program Awarded $500,000 Grant for Stormwater Management

20 New Jersey municipalities have been selected to promote the use of green infrastructure to help meet subwatershed protection goals and objectives.

Launch Date: 10/13/2016

>[Rutgers 250 Celebrated in a Corn Maze!]

Rutgers 250 Celebrated in a Corn Maze!

>Stony Hill Farms Corn Maze features the Scarlet Knight Mascot and RU250 and talks about what NJAES has done to help and influence New Jersey agriculture.

Launch Date: 9/9/2016

[Rutgers 250: NJAES All-Star Variety of the Month – ‘Triploid’ Oyster]

Rutgers 250: NJAES All-Star Variety of the Month – ‘Triploid’ Oyster

The research and vision of Professor Ximing Guo and his team are helping to sustain the aquaculture industry and provide hope for the future.

Launch Date: 8/8/2016

[Rutgers 250: NJAES Breed of the Month — Tree Fruit Featuring TangOs® Peach]

Rutgers 250: NJAES Breed of the Month — Tree Fruit Featuring TangOs® Peach

TangOs® and the Rutgers tree fruit breeding program are being featured as part of the NJAES Rutgers 250 All-Star Varieties celebration.

Launch Date: 7/15/2016

[Brewery Boom Could Revive New Jersey Hops Production]

Brewery Boom Could Revive New Jersey Hops Production

The proliferation of craft breweries and a Rutgers study could help bring this crop back to the state.

Launch Date: 7/15/2016

[A new strawberry variety, the Rutgers Scarlet, is taking the fields by storm]

A new strawberry variety, the Rutgers Scarlet, is taking the fields by storm

Edible Jersey magazine profiles the latest strawberry to hit New Jersey farms, and the Rutgers team behind it.

Launch Date: 5/20/2016

[Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine Research]

Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine Research

New book by professor and fish biologist Ken Able explores the history of Rutgers marine field station.

Launch Date: 12/7/2015

[Dine In for Healthy Families on December 3]

Dine In for Healthy Families on December 3

Join families across the country as we celebrate eating together and home prepared meals.

Launch Date: 11/9/2015

[NJ Storm Resources: Weather Info, Preparedness, and Clean-up]

NJ Storm Resources: Weather Info, Preparedness, and Clean-up

Find NJAES, state, and national storm resources for dealing with flooding, loss of electricity, food safety, and more.

Launch Date: 10/1/2015

[Rutgers-bred dogwoods formally named for breeder and Rutgers]

Rutgers-bred dogwoods formally named for breeder and Rutgers

After many years of lacking scientific names, dogwoods bred by Elwin Orton are officially named.

Launch Date: 8/19/2015

[Rutgers "Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping" Course Gives Many New Jersey Apiarists Their Start]

Rutgers "Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping" Course Gives Many New Jersey Apiarists Their Start

Recently signed legislation offered protections to registered Garden State beekeepers, many of whom received training in Rutgers signature beekeeping course.

Launch Date: 8/8/2015

[Take a Ride Over to the Fair!]

Take a Ride Over to the Fair!

It's county fair season! Find your county's fair and plan a visit.

Launch Date: 7/28/2015

[Liberian Immigrant Farmer Grows a Taste of Home]

Liberian Immigrant Farmer Grows a Taste of Home

Rutgers NJAES ethnic vegetable initiative helps NJ farmers fill a niche for cultural cuisine.

Launch Date: 7/8/2015

[South Jersey Faces Challenges of Maintaining Healthy Lakes]

South Jersey Faces Challenges of Maintaining Healthy Lakes

Rutgers Extension Agent in Environmental Resources weighs in on out-of-control growth of aquatic plants

Launch Date: 6/24/2015

[The Berry Best for New Jersey]

The Berry Best for New Jersey

Rutgers NJAES team releases the 'Rutgers Scarlet' Strawberry.

Launch Date: 5/21/2015


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