The agriculture and natural resources department provides educational programs for farmers, home gardeners, and turf, nursery, and landscape professionals. Faculty and staff help clients develop and implement production, management, and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and socially acceptable. Customer-oriented services include soil testing, plant and weed identification, disease and insect diagnosis, and insect identification. Information is provided to residents through a variety of means including workshops, newsletters, publications, telephone inquiries, and websites.
Ag Educational Programs and Resources
High Tunnels Toolkit
Exciting news! We expanded our Rutgers NJAES High Tunnel web resources, including a 60-image step-by-step how-to tunnel construction tutorial by A.J. Both and Wes Kline. High tunnels can be adopted by farmers large and small for increased profits. A new generation of smaller, organic, and part time farmers use high tunnels to produce high quality produce from limited land and resources. Included is information on overcoming rotation limitations, sample costs, instructions on hot water seed treatment to minimize diseases, and additional research and practical resource links from colleagues. The USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NESARE) supports high tunnels as a practice increasing farm profits while maintaining environmental quality, NJDA encourages them for local farmers to expanded sales opportunities, and NRCS USDA provides cost share to test high tunnels in over 40 states.