New Jersey is the third-largest producer of cranberries in the U.S. Rutgers professor Nicholi Vorsa has created six different cultivars of the berries – including one of the most widely produced – the Mullica Queen. Now he's released a new variety named for his parents. Read more »
A recently released report describes the white-tailed deer density of the Rutgers University Hutcheson Memorial Forest and surrounding areas of Franklin and Hillsborough Townships before and after the initiation of a deer management program in 2019. Read more »
New Jersey is in deer breeding season - known as the "rut." The rutting season in New Jersey is generally October through December, with the peak of vehicle incidents in November. Kathleen Kerwin, program associate in wildlife conservation and management provides some recommendations for the road. Read more »
November is not a month best noted for flowers. The spectacular fall colors of various trees and shrubs abound, but for the pollinators, there are scant few flowers left to visit. Over the past few years, Bruce Crawford, program leader in home and public horticulture noticed one plant that has sustained both blooms and pollinators well into November – Aster tataricus. Read more »
Sessions focus on steps everyone can take to protect the environment. We can all do our part to take actions that make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally-friendly lawn care, to recycling, to conducting a home energy audit. These actions, more than ever, start at home. Read more »
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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