The strawberry breeding program at Rutgers NJAES is developing strawberries that are meant for local Jersey markets, not for shipping long distances. The difference is in the flavor, and a fresh -picked Jersey strawberry is red to the core, not white inside like supermarket varieties. Read the full story »
Fruit Grower News features cranberry breeder Nick Vorsa's work at Marucci Center for Cranberry and Blueberry Research. Vorsa is working on varieties resistant to fruit rots and also developing sweeter fruit. Read the full story »
The first interactive K-8 Family Science Nights were held at the Greater Brunswick Charter School and at McKinley School in New Brunswick. The events were coordinated and co-sponsored by the Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and funded with support from NASA and a grant from AT&T. 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 »
During the spring and summer carpenter bees can be found boring tunnels and flying around wood structures. Male carpenter bees can be alarming due to their erratic flight patterns around tunnel entrances, however they are pollinators and considered beneficial native insects.
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.