Spotlight Archive

[Extension Ag Innovations that Started on NJ Farms]

Extension Ag Innovations that Started on NJ Farms

Some advances in agriculture that were developed at Rutgers NJAES were first tested on NJ farms.

Launch Date: 5/28/2014

[The Berry Best for New Jersey]

The Berry Best for New Jersey

Select breeds of strawberries are being tested on New Jersey farms.

Launch Date: 5/28/2014

[USDA Secretary Vilsack Congratulates Cooperative Extension on its 100th Anniversary]

USDA Secretary Vilsack Congratulates Cooperative Extension on its 100th Anniversary

This year, USDA is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Smith Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension System.

Launch Date: 5/8/2014

[Blossom Brevity Cloaks Tending for Longevity]

Blossom Brevity Cloaks Tending for Longevity

Rutgers Master Gardeners Care for Historic Cherry Trees in Branch Brook Park

Launch Date: 4/1/2014

[Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond]

Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.

Launch Date: 1/8/2014

[Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond]

Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.

Launch Date: 1/8/2014

[Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond]

Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.

Launch Date: 1/8/2014

[Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond]

Extending Knowledge - Changing Lives in New Jersey & Beyond

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.

Launch Date: 1/8/2014

[Become a Steward for the Environment]

Become a Steward for the Environment

Training and internship provide the tools for residents to make a difference.

Launch Date: 12/2/2013

[Rainwater for "Wash" and Rain Garden for "Rinse"]

Rainwater for "Wash" and Rain Garden for "Rinse"

Rutgers green carwash study looks at ways to reduce runoff pollutants from entering local waterways.

Launch Date: 9/17/2013

[From Garbage to Green]

From Garbage to Green

Alternative Energy Innovations at Rutgers EcoComplex

Launch Date: 7/1/2013

[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: 7/1/2013

[Mosquito Menace]

Mosquito Menace

Rutgers Research Helps Reclaim Our Backyards.

Launch Date: 6/24/2013

[Jersey Strawberries – The Breed Goes On]

Jersey Strawberries – The Breed Goes On

New varieties are on the horizon for Jersey farmers and gardeners.

Launch Date: 6/6/2013

[An Orchard Grows in New Brunswick]

An Orchard Grows in New Brunswick

Rutgers helps plant community apple orchard.

Launch Date: 5/24/2013

[Two More Tools for Your Garden]

Two More Tools for Your Garden

Our Plant Diagnostic and Soil Testing Labs are here to help.

Launch Date: 5/13/2013

[The Ultimate Plant Sale]

The Ultimate Plant Sale

The Rutgers Gardens Spring Flower Fair is held May 10-12.

Launch Date: 5/1/2013

['Going Green' can also apply to your lawn]

'Going Green' can also apply to your lawn

It's possible to have that lush green lawn without all the chemicals.

Launch Date: 4/12/2013

[Unwanted Visitors in Your Yard?]

Unwanted Visitors in Your Yard?

Learn which plants are the least attractive to deer

Launch Date: 3/25/2013

[Beekeeping for Bee-ginners]

Beekeeping for Bee-ginners

Office of Continuing Professional Education Offers Beekeeping Course.

Launch Date: 3/13/2013

[Serving New Jersey Over the Last Year.]

Serving New Jersey Over the Last Year.

Read the 2012 NJAES Annual Report

Launch Date: 3/1/2013

[Girl Scouts Investigate the Deep Sea in Ship to Shore Series]

Girl Scouts Investigate the Deep Sea in Ship to Shore Series

Middle school girls learn scientific principles through hands-on lessons.

Launch Date: 2/11/2013

[Greening Up the Landscape]

Greening Up the Landscape

New Jersey's First Organic Land Care Certification Course Launched.

Launch Date: 2/4/2013

[Looking to Recapture that Jersey Tomato Taste?]

Looking to Recapture that Jersey Tomato Taste?

Rutgers NJAES offers seeds of three classic Jersey tomato varieties.

Launch Date: 1/17/2013

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Launch Date: 12/20/2012

[Finishing What He Started]

Finishing What He Started

Cancer doesn't stop Golf Turf Management student. Read his story

Launch Date: 12/14/2012

[Patent Award Caps Seven Decades of Asparagus Breeding at Rutgers]

Patent Award Caps Seven Decades of Asparagus Breeding at Rutgers

Find out why most commercial asparagus varieties have Jersey in their roots.

Launch Date: 12/4/2012

[After Sandy, Be Aware That Not All Wood is Fit to Burn]

After Sandy, Be Aware That Not All Wood is Fit to Burn

Nicholas Polanin, agricultural agent of Somerset County, gives advice on selecting firewood.

Launch Date: 12/4/2012

[Hurricane and Flood Resources]

Hurricane and Flood Resources

Resources for recovery from Hurricane Sandy

Launch Date: 11/5/2012

[Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey]

Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey

Be prepared: read this PDF from the NJ Office of Emergency Management

Launch Date: 10/26/2012

[Silicon: An Essential Plant Nutrient?]

Silicon: An Essential Plant Nutrient?

Groundbreaking research demonstrates benefits on a variety of crops.

Launch Date: 10/24/2012

[N.J. Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Four Rutgers Faculty Members]

N.J. Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Four Rutgers Faculty Members

Elwin Orton inducted into Hall of Hame and credited with saving the U.S. dogwood industry.

Launch Date: 10/19/2012

[Rutgers Researchers Help State Take Aim at West Nile Virus]

Rutgers Researchers Help State Take Aim at West Nile Virus

Don't panic, experts say as reports of outbreak spread nationwide.

Launch Date: 8/28/2012

[OCPE Turf School Alumni Give New Meaning to "Putting <em>Green</em>"]

OCPE Turf School Alumni Give New Meaning to "Putting Green"

Read more about setting benchmarks for ecological stewardship.

Launch Date: 8/28/2012

[Water Quality and Sustainability Grounded in Soil Health]

Water Quality and Sustainability Grounded in Soil Health

NJAES role in statewide conference underscores importance of healthy soil.

Launch Date: 8/20/2012

[It's Time for Rutgers' Annual Great Tomato Tasting!]

It's Time for Rutgers' Annual Great Tomato Tasting!

In Pittstown, New Jersey on August 29, 2012 from 3 p.m. to dusk.

Launch Date: 8/16/2012

[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: 7/1/2012

[Feeding a Generation at Risk: The Garden State's Growing Challenge]

Feeding a Generation at Risk: The Garden State's Growing Challenge

A documentary film about New Jersey, its complex food system, and efforts to connect farms to cities and reduce childhood obesity.

Launch Date: 5/8/2012

[Rutgers Day 2012 Has Something for Everyone]

Rutgers Day 2012 Has Something for Everyone

See What Activities 4-H Has to Offer on Saturday, April 28

Launch Date: 4/25/2012

[Test - Don't Guess]

Test - Don't Guess

Testing your garden's soil fertility is easy - watch how

Launch Date: 4/5/2012

[Effort to Up Local Seafood Consumption Gains Steam]

Effort to Up Local Seafood Consumption Gains Steam

Gef Flimlin started a grassroots push to get residents asking for Jersey fish and shellfish

Launch Date: 3/12/2012

[Training Librarians for Educating in Finances]

Training Librarians for Educating in Finances

Two library systems receive expert advice from Rutgers NJAES

Launch Date: 3/1/2012

[Program Nurtures Female Farmers]

Program Nurtures Female Farmers

Annie's Project Trains Women in Agricultural Matters

Launch Date: 2/16/2012

[Why is the Winter Weather So Warm?]

Why is the Winter Weather So Warm?

Watch NJ State Climatologist Dave Robinson Explain

Launch Date: 2/2/2012

[Look at What We've Been Up To]

Look at What We've Been Up To

Read the 2011 NJAES Annual Report

Launch Date: 1/12/2012

[Invite Visitors to Your Farm]

Invite Visitors to Your Farm

Attend a New Jersey Agritourism Conference and Learn How

Launch Date: 1/12/2012

[Record Wet & Close to Record Warm]

Record Wet & Close to Record Warm

2011 Summary of New Jersey Weather

Launch Date: 1/6/2012

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Launch Date: 12/31/2011

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Launch Date: 12/21/2011

[RCE Green Job Program for Veterans]

RCE Green Job Program for Veterans

Essex County Partnership Honored with Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

Launch Date: 12/16/2011

[Project PORTS: Making a Difference]

Project PORTS: Making a Difference

Kids Help Restore Shellfish Habitat

Launch Date: 12/1/2011

[Reading, Writing, and Radicchio]

Reading, Writing, and Radicchio

New Jersey Students Learn How to "Grow Healthy"

Launch Date: 10/31/2011

[Rutgers Corn Maze Open for Exploring]

Rutgers Corn Maze Open for Exploring

Video: Rutgers football corn maze at Von Thun Farms in Dayton, NJ.

Launch Date: 10/13/2011

[Breeding Hazelnuts for Emerging Markets]

Breeding Hazelnuts for Emerging Markets

Prof. Tom Molnar continues groundbreaking research

Launch Date: 10/1/2011

[Bringing the Farm to the City]

Bringing the Farm to the City

Community farm market brings fresh produce to New Brunswick

Launch Date: 9/8/2011

[Expanding Horizons in Agriculture]

Expanding Horizons in Agriculture

Learn about the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Program

Launch Date: 7/25/2011

[Unwanted Visitors in Your Yard?]

Unwanted Visitors in Your Yard?

Learn which plants are the least attractive to deer

Launch Date: 1/1/2011


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences