Onions are a plant most people consider as a flavorful addition to meals while the more ardent of gardeners recognize their potential for colorful spring bulb displays. The selections many gardeners have yet to discover are the species and crosses available for late summer and autumn bloom. Indeed, the mighty Onion, botanically known as Allium has much to offer the autumn garden! Read more »
Joel Flagler, Rutgers Cooperative Extension agent for Bergen County, is back on WNYC's All of It, talking about gardening and answering questions. Read more »
A consortium of scientists led by Rutgers 'has developed a high-density DNA chip for the eastern oyster to better research and breeding. Ximing Guo, Distinguished Professor in DMCS and shellfish geneticist at HSRL, is the lead PI of the project. Scientists also are using the chip to study complex traits such as disease resistance, low salinity and acidification tolerance. Read more »
The town of Tuckerton—within the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary—has a rich cultural history and is home to the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, managed by NJAES, and its Grassle Marsh. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reserve as well as the 10th anniversary of the pocket marsh that has become a treasured place in the community. Read more »
National Peach Month is celebrated each year in August. New Jersey ranks among the top five states that commercially produce peaches. Much of NJ’s ability to stay competitive is credited to Rutgers development of hardy varieties that ripen one after the other, providing fresh fruit to buyers for the whole peach season from early July through September. 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 »
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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