Distinguished Professor Jim Simon won the 2023 Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture Award for outstanding research contributions to New Jersey’s farming industry from the New Jersey Farm Bureau, presented each year by the state’s largest membership organization representing farmers and the wider agricultural community. Read more »
With nearly 10,000 farms spread across 750,000 acres, NJ produces more than 100 different kinds of fruits and vegetables, from cranberries and peaches to cucumbers and asparagus. After pharmaceuticals and tourism, agriculture is the state’s largest industry, bringing in roughly $1.5 billion in revenue annually. Read more »
Cranberries are a staple on any Thanksgiving table. NJAES is developing new harvesting techniques to ensure they stay there by ensuring the harvesting of high-quality cranberries using applied research, minimizing pesticide use, studying the health benefits of phytochemicals, and investigating diseases that affect these crops. Read more »
“A Resilience Checklist for New Jersey’s Commercial Fishing Industry” was developed through a collaborative process to aid marine businesses to be more resilient in the face of the challenges posed by global climate change. Read more »
On-farm visits in the form of agritourism experiences, activities, and a diversity of farm products are one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry, especially during the fall season. Preplanning and selecting a farm that accommodates family preferences and needs, based on age-appropriate activities, will help to make the trip a success. 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 »
By advancing research-driven partnerships, high-impact learning, and community engagement; the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station solves major challenges to deliver social, economic, and cultural prosperity.