4-H STEM programs allow New Jersey youth to experience Rutgers’ latest research through hands-on investigations alongside scientists and engineers. By educating today’s urban youth about food systems and their community’s food needs they will have the knowledge to advocate for themselves and their neighbors tomorrow. Read the full story »
New Jersey high school seniors participating in a science academy for medical careers don't anticipate they'll end up in the kitchen as part of their course work. A collaboration between Rutgers medical school and nutritional sciences department introduces them to "Culinary Medicine." Read the full story »
Rutgers researchers find method to detect low levels of brown marmorated stinkbug populations in orchards by sampling produce wash water for presence of their DNA. Scientific American covers the research. 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 »
Considered the most efficient method of irrigation, an increasing number of farms are using drip irrigation systems. These systems can become clogged, but with some troubleshooting and regular maintenance, clogs can be resolved and prevented.
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.