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The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is the research and outreach arm of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Rutgers Cooperative Extension agents and specialists deliver wide-ranging educational programs in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, urban and community outreach, youth development, food, nutrition and health, and related areas of economic and workforce development across New Jersey.
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources serves the residents of New Jersey through the development and dissemination of research-based information. Our goal is to teach people new skills and information so they can make better informed decisions and changes in themselves, their businesses, and personal lives. Broadly defined, our programs assist commercial businesses, governmental agencies, and residents through personal or group requests for assistance, information and consultation on issues related to agriculture, the environment, and natural resources management.
The Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (DAFRE) supports society's need for economic analysis and business management in the areas of agriculture, food, resources, and the environment. Our world class teaching, research, and outreach improve businesses, communities, and the lives of people in New Jersey and beyond.
The Department of Human Ecology of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences addresses the human dimensions of environmental problems. Faculty from diverse disciplines use their expertise in the natural and social sciences to study the effects of human activities on the environment and the impact of environmental changes on individuals and communities.
Our mission, as a department with a basic science orientation, is to generate and disseminate knowledge that is applied to solve important problems related to food and health. We are student-centered and committed to excellence in education, research, and service.
Rutgers' interdisciplinary Department of Nutritional Sciences emphasizes education, research, and public service that uses research results to improve the nutritional habits, general health, and overall well-being of the populace. Special departmental emphases include molecular, biochemical, physiological, clinical, psychological, and cultural dimensions of human nutrition.
The Plant Biology Graduate Program offers the master's degree without thesis (M.S.), the master's degree with thesis (M.S.), and the doctoral degree (Ph.D.). The majority of faculty members are from the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension helps the diverse population of New Jersey adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science based knowledge. Through science-based educational programs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension truly enhances the quality of life for residents of New Jersey and brings the wealth of knowledge of the state university to local communities.
The Plant & Pest Advisory communicates concise, timely, seasonal management pearls that have served to sustain New Jersey commercial growers for over 40 years. Articles focus on insects, disease, and weed management for fruit, vegetable crops, field and forage crops, ornamentals and turf. These are advisories that commercial operators can take action on. They come straight from our research and extension to your business—fast—because rapidly changing information impacts production. Emerging issues in nutrient management, farm food safety, crop insurance and risk management education, and disease forecasting using NEWA may also be found within the pages of the Plant & Pest Advisory.