The Board of Managers (BOM), an advisory group to the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), is made up of representatives from New Jersey’s county boards of agriculture. The Board also serves as advocate for the experiment station and provides input to NJAES’ directors on matters concerning the state’s agricultural enterprise. In addition to […]
In this Asbury Park Press article by Russ Zimmer, Andrea Agizi who works with the Tick-Borne Disease Laboratory at Rutgers, talks about the Lone Star Tick and her research into this prevalent New Jersey pest.
Findings will help state, partner agencies check the spread of tick-borne diseases. Researchers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013. The new detection of these […]
On May 2, Peter Gillies, founding director of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) presented a Nutritional Sciences Seminar, “Reflections on a Remarkable Journey: The Founding of the IFNH.” Josh Miller, chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, hosted the seminar and introduced Gillies who began his talk with an IFNH history quiz for the members of IFNH and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences faculty that attended.
Generations of Rutgers students and alumni have sung lovingly about the “Banks of the Old Raritan,” but the 90-mile-long waterway is awash in microplastic pollutants, a problem that plagues many freshwaters in New Jersey. In a recent study, researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other institutions found high levels of tiny pieces of plastic – […]
Eric Zwerling has led America’s last noise control center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick for 28 years, and fighting noise pollution remains an uphill battle. “People don’t consider noise a real environmental issue,” said Zwerling, director of the Rutgers Noise Technical Assistance Center. “But I consider what I do to be the ultimate embodiment of the mission […]
Megan Muehlbauer joined the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station as county agent III/assistant professor in Hunterdon County in August of 2017. Muehlbauer earned her B.S. in agricultural science and Ph.D. in plant biology from Rutgers. As a county agent, she provides leadership to develop, implement, and […]
Peter Strom, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, was presented the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) Wastewater Hall of Fame Award at the NJWEA Conference in May. The award recognizes members of the association who have demonstrated dedication and competitive achievement in the wastewater field. Those inducted into the NJWEA Hall of Fame […]
Supervisor: n.- a person who oversees a person or activity. Although this may formally explain Peggy Policastro’s role as director of the IFNH Student Ambassador program, it only brushes the surface of what she really does. This past spring during National Student Employment Week, Peggy Policastro, nutritionist for Rutgers Dining Services and the director of […]
Rutgers-led genome research finds fungus pathogen that causes disease in rice became harmful 21 million years ago About 21 million years ago, a fungus that causes a devastating disease in rice first became harmful to the food that nourishes roughly half the world’s population, according to an international study led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists. […]