What’s in Your Basement?: Rutgers Trains Professionals on Radon Measurement and Mitigation

How to Educate Homeowners on the Need for Radon Testing - Video for Radon ProfessionalsRadon professionals know radon is a silent, invisible killer, but many homeowners don’t think it could be a serious problem in their homes. The Eastern Regional Radon Training Center (ERRTC), a part of Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education, provides training for professionals to become certified as radon measurement or mitigation service providers. ERRTC is one of four Regional Radon Training Centers established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Fall Foliage Color Delay

The leaves are slowly starting to change color at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park in South Brunswick. The explosion of autumn hues can’t come soon enough for these locals… The fall foliage won’t last that long says Rutgers University’s Bill Hlubik, still this year, he expects the colors to last longer then usual because the leaves are expected to peak later then usual… "I think this year with the drought conditions, we’ll see more color in the beginning of November and possibly mid November as well. The only thing that may affect that in a negative way is if we have extreme cold weather that comes in before that," said Hlubik… The agricultural agent says in New Jersey, leaf color typically peaks between Oct. 19 through the end of the month. But the recent dry weather will most likely delay that… "Chlorophyll is actually what gives us the bright green color of leaves and gives us the photosynthesis that produces all the energy that the plant needs," Hlubik said.

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Israeli Agritech Works with New Jersey University

Rutgers University is honing in on "amazing" agricultural technology in Israel with an agreement on the advancement of healthy food products created between Tel Hai College, a college located in Northern Israel, according to The Times of Israel… The New Jersey and Israel Healthy, Functional, and Medical Foods Alliance was formed and focuses on scientific research, technology commercialization, business incubation and education in order to make healthier foods, according to rutgers.edu&… "Israel and New Jersey have a common interest, to produce healthier foods and research how the food industry is evolving," said Lou Cooperhouse, director of Rutgers Food Innovation Center and President of New Jersey Business Incubation Network… Forming the alliance with Israel has the highest potential for success because of Israel’s strong interest and advancement in agricultural technology, Klein said.

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Rutgers Master Gardeners — Growing on Excellence

This past Saturday, Oct. 3, saw the annual Rutgers Master Gardener "Fall Conference" hosted at the Cook Campus Center of Rutgers University in New Brunswick… Members of the Rutgers Master Gardener Association of New Jersey facilitated the entire conference, from topics and speakers to signage and handouts to more than 300 attendees from all across the state… This single largest gathering of Rutgers Master Gardeners also hosts the Annual Awards of Excellence presentations, which were established as a means of annually recognizing the contributions and service of these volunteers who are trained and certified under the Rutgers University Master Gardener program. Selected by their peers and program coordinators in their home county, Award for Excellence winners provide a high degree of service to their communities, generously contributing their expertise, creativity, professionalism, leadership, and passion to expand the outreach mission of Rutgers Cooperative Extension in their home county and across New Jersey… Rutgers Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension in its mission to deliver horticulture programs and information to the general public.

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Rutgers Hosts 8th Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop

Guest speakers John E. Nestler and Sally Radovick reported on their own research and discussed the pioneering work of others in the field of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Guest speakers John E. Nestler and Sally Radovick reported on their own research and discussed the pioneering work of others in the field of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

“Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Mechanisms and Concerns” was the theme of the 8th Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop held at the Cook Student Center on Sept. 16. This annual daylong workshop was sponsored by the Rutgers Endocrine Program; Department of Animal Sciences at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS); Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension; Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition; and the New Jersey Obesity Group. More than 120 students, postdocs, faculty, and staff attended the event, which comprised morning presentations and an afternoon poster session.

The following individuals welcomed the participants and gave opening remarks: Dipak Sarkar, Endocrine Program Director; Robert Goodman, SEBS Executive Dean; Brian Strom, Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; and Christopher Molloy, Rutgers Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development. [Read more…]