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Coreopsis—The Preferred Name for a Preferred Plant

Tickseed is the accepted common name for the genus Coreopsis. Coreopsis is a wonderful genus of garden worthy flowering plants, yet having a common name associated with a dreaded insect can make some individuals question its garden worthiness. Fortunately, there is nothing to fear, since this plant only attracts praise and not ticks! Read more »

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Summer Gardening 101

WNYC speaks with Joel Flagler, Rutgers Cooperative Extension agent for Bergen County, about getting started in gardening. Read more »

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Rutgers Scientists Track Dramatic Bee Decline at New Jersey and Pennsylvania Farms

A dramatic decline in the bee population at fruit farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has Rutgers scientists wondering whether it is a natural phenomenon or a warning about a future threat to the world’s food supply. Read more »

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NJAES Beginner Farmer Training Program Distributed its First CSA Shares to Customers

The first class of farmers in the Rutgers Beginner Farmer Training Program (RU Ready to Farm), which was launched in 2021 with a USDA-NIFA grant, reached an exciting milestone this summer when participants began harvesting and distributing weekly consumer supported agriculture (CSA) farm shares to customers. Read more »

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Offshore Wind Farms Expected to Reduce Clam Fishery Revenue

An important East Coast shellfish industry is projected to suffer revenue losses as offshore wind energy develops along the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts, according to two Rutgers studies. 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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