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The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Personnel with the assistance of the Rutgers Master Gardeners provide horticulture information to the residents of Ocean County.

Services

Helpline

Lawn and garden questions are answered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Afternoon hours vary during Spring and Summer months. Call (732-349-1245).

Ticks

tick

Free identification is available throughout the entire year.  Make sure you have a copy of our fact sheet - Prevent Tick Bites:  Prevent Lyme Disease.

Other tick resource links:

Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention: Ticks

Diagnostics

Free identification and diagnosis of plants and pest problems is provided. Recommendations are given. A representative sample of the problem is required for an accurate diagnosis.When a sample is submitted please complete the "Horticultural Diagnostic Fillable Form" below.

Soil Testing

Tomatoes

Two types of soil tests are available.  A pH test to determine acidity or alkalinity is available for $5.00. A complete soil analysis kit, including pH, nutrients in the soil and recommendations, is also available.  The fee is $20.00. For further information contact our office.

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Recordings of Past Programs

2021
Program Title Date of Program Program Recording Resource Material
Aquaponics Jan 19, 2021 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Aquaponics Fact Sheet #14
Backyard Reptiles February 16, 2021 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link

Field Guide to Reptiles in NJ

Snakes of NJ handout

Backyard Reptile resources


2020
Program Title Date of Program Program Recording Resource Material
Creating a Hummingbird Habitat July 14, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Rutgers Fact Sheet #FS1316
NJ Audubon Society-Plantings to Attract Hummingbirds
How to Grow Dazzling Dahlias Sept 22, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Dahlia handout
Hydrangeas May 26, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Rutgers Fact Sheet #1152
U. of Maryland Fact Sheet #HG106
Irresistible Irises:Easy as 1, 2, 3 July 28, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Irises Flow Chart
Irises Facts & Figures
Plants with Winter Interest Oct 20, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Plant List
Seashore Gardens August 11, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Plant list for seashore gardens handout
"So You Found an Orphaned or Injured Wild Animal" June 30, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link  
Terrariums Oct 6, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Terrariums handout
The Best Deer Resistant Plant for Your Garden June 16, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Rutgers Fact Sheet #E271
Deer Resistant Plant List
Tick Safety Sept 8, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link Tick Safety Resource Page handout
Tick Borne Disease Chart handout
Vegetable Gardening in Containers June 2, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link  
"What's the Catch? Overview of N.J.'s Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture" August 25, 2020 Rutgers NJAES YouTube link  


To contact the Agriculture Department call - 732-349-1246 or we also can be reached at - oceanag@njaes.rutgers.edu

Information on the Rutgers Master Gardener Program of Ocean County