The irony for these belittled or overlooked plants is how many are easily grown, even under challenging conditions and how many are native! Read more »
Mid-late August is an effective time to manage stiltgrass. Stiltgrass control is difficult, but the goal is removal or control before seed-set begins (usually in mid-late August, but sometimes earlier) to limit seed dispersal and germination next year. Read more »
The North American Strawberry Growers Association visited New Jersey on August 15 and 16 for its annual tour. Suggested stops from Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agricultural Agents, Bill Hlubik, Peter Nitzsche and Gary Pavlis. Read more »
Even the biggest veggie-lovers often end up with more than they can handle, whether you have an excess of garden tomatoes or a vegetable from your CSA box you don’t know how to use. Here are some tips for using all your fresh produce so nothing goes to waste. Read more »
Kenneth Able, Distinguished Professor Emeritus documents these coastal landscapes in a newly published book. 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 »
It's tempting to think that all green plants are good, but that would be a mistake when it comes to invasive plants. Many familiar plants in our woodlands, fields, and along roadsides are not native to New Jersey and cause ecological harm. Learn more about invasives and native alternatives with this RCE fact sheet.
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