On November 3, Joseph Goffreda (CC’83), associate professor of plant biology and pathology and director of the Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Research Extension Center, and Anna Voordeckers, who retired in 2015 as a lab technician with over 50 years working in the Rutgers tree fruit breeding program, were presented with the R&D Council of New […]
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Joseph Goffreda, associate professor of plant biology and pathology and director of the Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Research Extension Center in Cream Ridge, NJ, was one of seven individuals recently honored with the “Inventor of the Year Award” by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame… Goffreda was honored for breeding a hybrid peach (NJF16) marketed under the name TangOs which has a combination of attributes attractive to commercial producers and consumers, yet is resistant to major diseases, particularly bacterial spot. His 12 patented peaches, bred for pest resistance and hardiness in Northeast locales, have helped establish New Jersey as a major peach-producing state… The process of growing and breeding peaches is lengthy and complicated, and involves quite sophisticated technology, explains Brad Hillman, director of research at NJAES and professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology.
Adams County Nursery (ACN) of Aspers, PA, recently donated $25,000 to the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) tree fruit breeding program for the second year in a row in which employees have supported the fruit tree industry through Rutgers research. ACN president Phil Baugher and NJAES tree fruit breeder Joe Goffreda have established […]
Peach growers and shippers in the Northeast who market to large retailers are seeing increasing competition from shippers in California, Georgia, South Carolina and even countries in the Southern Hemisphere… Traditionally, the market has hung its hat…
The Rutgers 250 All-Star Variety for July 2016 is the ‘NJF16’ TangOs® peach! This tree fruit variety deserves the spotlight for its novel attributes that appeal to both consumers and growers. This beautiful peach is desirable to consumers because of its flat shape, 100% yellow color, and deliciously sweet flavor. What makes this peach so […]
Joseph Goffreda (CC’83), associate professor of plant biology and pathology and director of the Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Research Extension Center was one of seven individuals honored with the “Inventor of the Year Award” by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Goffreda shared the spotlight with two other Rutgers professors, Peter […]
We congratulate these SEBS and NJAES faculty and staff on their accomplishments, appointments and awards below. For university-wide announcements, please visit the Rutgers Faculty and Staff Bulletin. 2018 Christopher Obropta, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and extension specialist in water resources, received a one-year award totaling $92,335 from the U.S. Geological Survey […]