This summer’s dry conditions, mixed with just the right amount of rainfall, created ideal growing conditions for pumpkins at Von Thun Farms in Monmouth Junction. The apple crop survived freezing temperatures in April.
New Jersey opened the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Lab, a division the state agriculture department, to raise good bugs to kill the bad ones and bad weeds that attack trees and plants and create an imbalance in the natural order of things.
Piping plovers, tiny birds that nest on New Jersey's shorelines, are not yet endangered but are under "intensive conservation". Conserve Wildlife Beach Nesting Bird Project Manager Todd Plover explains what that means.
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