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Photo of The Mighty Onion—A Gardeners Friend in Fall

The Mighty Onion—A Gardeners Friend in Fall

Onions are a plant most people consider as a flavorful addition to meals while the more ardent of gardeners recognize their potential for colorful spring bulb displays. The selections many gardeners have yet to discover are the species and crosses available for late summer and autumn bloom. Indeed, the mighty Onion, botanically known as Allium has much to offer the autumn garden! Read more »

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Weekend Gardening

Joel Flagler, Rutgers Cooperative Extension agent for Bergen County, is back on WNYC's All of It, talking about gardening and answering questions. Read more »

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Rutgers Shellfish Breeding Program Enters the Genomic Era

A consortium of scientists led by Rutgers 'has developed a high-density DNA chip for the eastern oyster to better research and breeding. Ximing Guo, Distinguished Professor in DMCS and shellfish geneticist at HSRL, is the lead PI of the project. Scientists also are using the chip to study complex traits such as disease resistance, low salinity and acidification tolerance. Read more »

Photo of The Grassle Marsh Trail – A Treasured Place in the Heart of South Jersey

The Grassle Marsh Trail – A Treasured Place in the Heart of South Jersey

The town of Tuckerton—within the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary—has a rich cultural history and is home to the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, managed by NJAES, and its Grassle Marsh. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reserve as well as the 10th anniversary of the pocket marsh that has become a treasured place in the community. Read more »

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Peaches: Why Growing the Tree Fruit Isn’t Always Peachy Keen

National Peach Month is celebrated each year in August. New Jersey ranks among the top five states that commercially produce peaches. Much of NJ’s ability to stay competitive is credited to Rutgers development of hardy varieties that ripen one after the other, providing fresh fruit to buyers for the whole peach season from early July through September. Read more »

What is the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station?

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. Through its Cooperative Extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, dedicated 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agriculture and Natural Resources agents work to serve New Jersey residents in every area of the state. Read More About NJAES »

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