Gardening enthusiasts are invited to register for the upcoming Rutgers Home Gardeners School to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., March 19 on the Cook/Douglass campus. This year marks the 40th offering of this annual event, which many attendees come back for year after year. Designed to offer “something for everyone” […]
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It might seem strange that the state known for mobsters, gas refineries and toxic superfund sites also gave the world one of the most delicious fruits known to man: the plump, red and juicy Jersey tomato… Food scientists have been tinkering with the molecular structure of the tomato for years, so tomato processors who now harvest by machine could have fruit that easily falls off the stem. Scientists also thickened the tomato’s skin and interior walls so they were more durable during the shipping process… But scientists at Rutgers University want to change that – they’re trying to bring the Jersey tomato back to its mouthwatering heyday… “You don’t know how good they were until you’ve tasted one. They really were just out of this world,” said William Hlubik, a faculty member with the Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension.
The 22nd annual “Celebration of Excellence” Awards Luncheon of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) was held on April 23 at the Neilson Dining Hall on the Cook/Douglass Campus. Rick Ludescher, dean of academic programs at the school, served as Master of Ceremonies while Executive Dean […]
New Jersey farmers, whether organic or conventional growers, have been introduced to alternative ways to control pests other than chemical pesticides. Rutgers Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for fruits and vegetables gives farmers the tools they need to keep pests under control, without solely relying on pesticides. View our Rutgers IPM image gallery below and […]
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County offers strategies to keep your garden free of synthetic pesticides Editors’ Note: Contact David Smela by email at email@example.com or by phone at 732-398-5268. Spring is here and many area homeowners plan to take to their yard for the experience of growing their own food. But for those who […]