After years of developing downy mildew resistant (DMR) basils, home gardeners can now grow these varieties released from Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station plant breeders. Four DMR basils are available to enable growing a successful crop of sweet basil. Read the full story »
NJTV takes a look at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station's innovative research in bringing new and old time Jersey favorite crops to Garden State growers. From the Exotic Pepper Project to strawberries, hazelnuts and tomatoes - good things are growing in Rutgers' fields and greenhouses. Read the full story »
Summer is the season for county fairs throughout New Jersey. Rutgers 4-H Youth Development Program and Agricultural and Natural Resources Departments will be there with animal shows and horticultural information. See what's in store at your county fair! Read the full story »
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 »
Did you know that the average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day? That’s about 3 times more than the recommended amount! Excess sugar in our diet can affect our health and can easily sneak into our diet through food processing or preparation. They even show up in foods that we don’t usually consider sweet.
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.
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station research and extension programs are primarily funded through appropriations and sponsored research. Private giving provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to make an impact on the 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.