Forests in Belleplain used to be bustling this time of year with hundreds of workers picking cranberries and hundreds more crushing and canning the fruit in nearby factories…"Farmers are starting to see this disease, which had been gone for 100 y…
Archives for October 2012
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Governing Council, with some help from Slow Food Rutgers, worked hard to bring a Farmer’s Market to campus throughout the month of October. The students’ response was so positive that the market was extended until November 8. Every Thursday, students were able to buy fresh, seasonal, and […]
Brooke Maslo, wildlife expert and assistant professor in the Rutgers Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources was awarded a $34,501 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant to study how bats might help farmers combat the brown marmorated stink bug and other agricultural pests. Using DNA analysis of insect fragments in bat guano, […]
Professor Carol Bagnell, chair of the Rutgers Department of Animal Sciences, was a member of the scientific committee that organized the 6th International Conference on Relaxin and Reated Peptides in Florence, Italy. Bagnell, a longtime researcher on relaxin, chaired two sessions at the conference and presented “Biology of relaxin and its role in humans.” Her […]
Dena Seidel, director of Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, talks with Steve Adubato about the work the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health and collaborators are doing to combat childhood obesity in New Jersey. The Center produced a documentary highlighting this problem, called “Generation at Risk”.
The Rutgers Endocrine Program held its 5th Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop titled “Living Longer – The Neurobiology of Aging” on September 24 at the Busch Campus Center. Dipak Sarkar, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the director of the Endocrine Research Program at Rutgers welcomed over 150 […]
An on-going challenge for horse owners is handling the never-ending pile of equine manure. It is estimated that a 1,000 pound horse can generate approximately 0.85 cubic feet per day or 8-10 tons of manure a year. Also, at an average of 2 cubic foot per day, horse bedding can add up to 27.0 cubic […]
Department of Human Ecology professor given award for exceptional contributions to improving the health of the nation.
Event provides an alternative trick-or-treat experience for elementary school children in New Brunswick and Piscataway
So intent was Julie Fagan on inspiring her hometown of Haycock to earn a prestigious environmental certification, she wore a bee costume to a supervisors meeting….An associate professor in the school of environmental and biological science at Rutgers…