The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) conferred its 2021 “Educator of the Year Award” on William “Bill” Errickson, RCE agent (Monmouth County), Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Timothy “Tim” Waller, RCE agent (Cumberland County), Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the association’s annual dinner in October. Waller was also recognized with the […]
The Exotic Pepper Project team of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) announced the release of a new hot sauce made from Rutgers-grown hot peppers. “Scarlet Hot Sauce” was made available to Rutgers Dining Services on October 12 in a limited first-run. The spicy concoction is a result of over two years of collaboration initiated in 2018 between the Exotic Pepper Project team, Rutgers Dining Services, […]
Rutgers University is partnering with New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania State University, Farmer Direct Marketing Association, and other local stakeholders to lead a new project to expand value‐added marketing opportunities for small famers in the Mid‐Atlantic region of the U.S. Ramu Govindasamy, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, is […]
Sweet basil used to be considered a relatively easy fresh market culinary herb crop to grow. Growers saw it as a popular and profitable enterprise. When sweet basil was later hit by Fusarium wilt, conventional growers were able to turn to fumigation, while organic growers were able to turn to emerging resistant varieties.
By Albert Ayeni, ethnic crops research specialist, Department of Plant Biology Reprinted with permission from HortiDaily. Ethnic (or exotic) crops present new opportunities for growers, produce marketers and consumers in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic. The rapidly changing demographics compels a new look at the crop content of the region with a focus on responding […]
The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) tomato breeding team that developed the ‘Rutgers 250’ tomato, has created a new and unique bicolor grape tomato, ‘Scarlet Sunrise‘. Developed by traditional (non-GMO) plant breeding methods, this cultivar has firm, crack-resistant red/yellow fruit, and–representative of New Jersey’s legacy of tasty tomatoes–an intense sweet flavor balanced by […]
James Wallace Paterson, 83, of Vineland, NJ passed away September 15, 2017 at The Willows Assisted Living of Holmdel, NJ. Jim, as he was known to friends and colleagues, was born in Westerly, Rhode Island and received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Rhode Island. After Jim’s years of service, he […]