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 »
WNYC speaks with Joel Flagler, Rutgers Cooperative Extension agent for Bergen County, about getting started in gardening. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Just as important for a home or business, picking the right location is the most important factor in planning a vegetable garden. Choose a site with full sun, good drainage and no standing water, even after the heaviest rain..
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