DO NOT plant the seeds, and do not open the sealed package. Send the unopened seeds and packaging to the USDA Office. Read more »
This is a launching point for a wide range of resources to help address issues presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, from sanitation to personal wellness and nutrition to at home educational resources for children. Read more »
The team is led by Cumberland County agricultural agent Wesley Kline, along with Mercer County agricultural agent Meredith Melendez, and senior program coordinator Jennifer Matthews. Read more »
The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a Rutgers-led study. Read more »
What can gardening do to help with the coronavirus pandemic? Gardening has always been touted as a relaxing recreational activity that can provide great personal rewards. During this time, when many people are working at home and students are learning at home, gardening can be a positive family-inclusive activity to adopt. 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 »
Getting seedlings started before outdoor planting season requires the right conditions. Know before you grow! This Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension fact sheet covers the basics of potting soil, containers, timing, and more.
Note: Please check with your local office for changes in programming and office hours.
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.