Graduate Student Lisa Beirn Receives Fellowship from Golf Course Association

Lisa Beirn

Lisa Beirn

Lisa Beirn is one of three recipients of a $5,000 postgraduate grant by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, as part of the Watson Fellowship Program. Beirn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, also recently won a 2013 Gerald O. Mott Scholarship for Meritorious Graduate Students in Crop Science, awarded by the Crop Science Society of America and the Agronomic Science Foundation. Read more about Beirn’s Watson Fellowship.

Rutgers Master Gardeners Of Monmouth County to hold plant sale

What are the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County and what do they do? The mission of the Rutgers Master Gardeners is to provide gardening, pest and horticultural education to the public…The 12th annul plant sale will be held Friday, May 16 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 17 9 am to 3 pm at the agriculture building In addition to annuals, perennials, vegetables (many heirloom), herbs, hanging baskets, deck/patio containers, unique containers filled with small plants, there will be guided tours of all the gardens.

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Rutgers Turfgrass Program Raises $400,000 for Henry Indyk (AG ’50) Graduate Education Fellowship

Henry Indyk

Henry Indyk

The Rutgers Turfgrass Program has raised a total of $400,000 to support the Henry Indyk Endowed Graduate Fellowship at the university. Thanks to a $61,000 donation from the New Jersey Turfgrass Association (NJTA) and the New Jersey Turfgrass Foundation (NJTF) in March, the seven-year capital campaign has met its goal of continuing support of graduate education at the university.

According to Bruce Clarke, chair of the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and director of the Center for Turfgrass Science, this fundraising effort was initiated in 2007 to provide an ongoing source of funding for graduate students in turfgrass science at Rutgers. Clarke expressed appreciation “to the NJTA and NJTF for their tremendous support of the Henry Indyk Endowed Graduate Fellowship, to the tune of more than $150,000 in funding since we started our campaign.” [Read more...]

Grafting apple trees to be shown at Rutgers’ Snyder Farm in Franklin Township

Want to learn the how’s and why’s of propagating apple trees and changing varieties with the age-old techniques of grafting? Then come to the last class in this spring’s Rutgers Snyder Farm Home Orchard Series…Both classroom instruction and a hands-on grafting workshop taught by County Agricultural Agent Win Cowgill, area fruit agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

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Master Gardeners present “Alternatives to Invasive Plants” @ Stafford

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Alternatives to Invasive Plants” at the Stafford branch Monday, April 28th at 2:30 PM.

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