Danielle Brown – Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
The bee population is dying. Researchers have created first global map of the species to save them.
Rachel Winfree, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Lanternfly migration could mean trouble for New Jersey
Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Department of Plant Biology
Jenny Carleo, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The short, sweet Jersey strawberry season arrives early
NJAES – Rutgers Scarlet strawberry
Why food processing is key to reviving manufacturing in South Jersey
Rutgers Food Innovation Center
A boost for a new S.J. industry, a barrier to abuse of wildlife
Haskin Shellfish Research Lab – Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Farmers try new strawberry variety for better flavor, better sales
Strawberry season is short and sweet in South Jersey. But this year could be one of the sweetest… “We wanted to develop a better-tasting strawberry, so we concentrated on flavor above all else,” said Bill Hlubik, professor and agricultural agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, part of the team of scientists that spent the last 10 to 12 years developing the new variety of strawberry.
How honeybees drive a $15 billion industry
The buzz of a bee as it circles around you might make you want to swat it. But unless you’re willing to live without one-third of the foods you love, you should resist the urge to squish the insect… “Since 2009, two years after Colony Collapse Disorder was identified as a major cause of bee deaths, 400 hobbyist beekeepers have taken courses in Cape May County,” said Jenny Carleo, agricultural and resource management agent with the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in Cape May Court House.
Starting a food business? Rutgers incubator can help
Patrick Leger stood in a processing room at Rutgers Food Innovation Center on Friday, watching as an assembly line of bottles were filled with pure strained tomatoes, First Field’s latest product… “They need a place to go,” said Lou Cooperhouse, the center’s director. “Our job is to find a pathway for them to go after they leave our facility.”
Why your big house and fancy lawn are harming N.J.’s water
The best water comes from the ground. The worst comes off the ground. The difference in water quality is largely determined by how a town manages stormwater runoff, and impervious surfaces – which don’t allow water to pass to the soil – play a major part in that… “Once you get beyond 10 percent impervious surface, water quality deteriorates,” said Chris Obropta, 53, specialist in water resources with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. “Once you get beyond 25 percent, waterways become nonsupportive.”