No other insect causes as much curiosity and wonder as periodical cicadas do. Their sudden appearance in late May or early June is dramatic and usually noisy as the males produce a seemingly endless whirring sound. Read more »
Mountain mint is a dense, weed-suppressing plant and not invasive. Its flowers open over a three month period beginning in June and are a great source of nectar for bees, beneficial wasps, moths and butterflies. Read more »
NJAES faced the challenges of a tumultuous year and became stronger as a result. Thank you to our dedicated Rutgers Cooperative Extension agents, specialists and staff in serving New Jersey and the programs that prepare us for a brighter year ahead. Watch the video »
Our NJAES community faced the challenges of a tumultuous year head-on and became stronger as a result. As you read the pages of the NJAES Annual Report you will see that each story highlights a program that serves the present and prepares us for a stronger future. Read more »
Learn about Earth 2100, the Rutgers University Microbiome Program, and Dreams Fulfilled that will have global impact! 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 »
During the spring and summer, carpenter bees can be found boring tunnels and flying around wood structures. Male carpenter bees can be alarming due to their erratic flight patterns around tunnel entrances, however they are pollinators and considered beneficial native insects.
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County offices provide all kinds of information and assistance regarding 4-H, agriculture, family and community health sciences, marine science, and natural resources and the environment. Our Rutgers Cooperative Extension county offices, found in all 21 counties, are the result of a partnership between Rutgers Cooperative Extension, County Boards of Chosen Freeholders, and the US Department of Agriculture.
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