Monmouth County and Rutgers NJAES have unveiled a commercial demonstration orchard to give county agricultural businesses the opportunity to learn about how to grow hazelnut trees. Rutgers has produced six varieties of cultivars that are resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight, which has decimated hazelnut cultivation on the East Coast. Read the full story »
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory and Aquaculture Innovation Center scientists and Rutgers colleagues play key roles in three projects funded by NOAA Sea Grant to boost aquaculture in the U.S. Read the full story »
The primary hosts for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus are birds and the primary vectors are bird-biting mosquitoes that develop in white cedar and other hardwood swamps. Photo: Culiseta melanura, the black-tailed mosquito, pictured on a bird. Dr. Ted Andreadis, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. 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 »
It’s that time of year when thousands of families flock to New Jersey farms to pick pumpkins and apples, enjoy hayrides and corn maizes, and buy cider donuts and mums. While providing memorable experiences for residents, Rutgers research found that these activities contribute significantly to farm income.
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.