Malin Pinsky, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Michele Bakacs – Middlesex County EARTH Center-Rutgers Cooperative Extension
The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School’s
Jeremiah Bergstrom – Rutgers Cooperative Extension
The 900 acres that were once populated by mares and foals that won racing classics are now empty. The stallion stalls are bare. With the passing of founder William J. Perretti earlier this year, the era of one of harness racing’s most successful breeding farms – Perretti Farms – has come to a close…Karyn Malinowski, director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, said, “No doubt that Perretti Farms was the leading standardbred farm in the state of New Jersey. Not only were the animals and stallions standing there first class for the state of New Jersey, they were world class.”
A drenched Pat Stanton sat in a dunk tank, waiting for another good arm to send her plunging back into the water for a sixth time. “It’s getting pretty dry up here,” she called out to passers-by. The dunk tank belonged to her son’s Infinity Robotics Club and taking pity upon her son’s equally soaked comrades, the Hopewell woman decided to take a couple for the team…The Mercer County 4-H, a youth development program, is part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, which just entered its 100th year. From kindergarten to recent high school graduates, 4-H members are taught life, leadership and citizenship skills via community clubs, summer camps, school enrichment and other programs.
Nature put on a show of its own the night before the Fourth of July. Parts of Hillsborough experienced strong, horizontal winds and a lot of rain, probably falling short of anything resembling a tornado or a “downburst,” a wind system that blows in a straight line in all directions from one source…David A. Robinson, a township resident who is a geography professor at Rutgers University as well as the New Jersey state climatologist, said strength of winds and amounts of rain varied in different areas of the township.
The Robbinsville-Hamilton Sunrise Rotary Club has partnered with other clubs in Rotary International District 7510, Rutgers University, Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension in a unique, hands-on gardening program…
Taking time to appreciate a well-tendered garden is something a lot of people do during the spring and summer months, but as October looms, gardeners have their work cut out for them. Creating a beautiful flower display or garden is a year-round job, a…
Entomomania is about to strike Mercer County. For those unfamiliar with the word, it describes "lovers of insects" and more than 400 amateur entomologists are expected to take part in the 11th annual Insect Festival, sponsored by the Rutgers Ma…