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Featured in Edible New Jersey: Basil Bonanza

For more than three decades, basil has been a primary focus of [Dr. Jim Simon’s] research. At Rutgers, he oversees one of the world’s most extensive collections of basil from all over the world, more than 100 types. Most recently, he and his colleagues have been focused on developing sweet basil that’s resistant to downy … Read More


Our catnip breeding recently made news: along with the The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) CR9, a new breed of catnip with 3x as much enriched oil, was recently licensed. Ball Horticulture, an Illinois company will now produce the seeds for commercial farmers. Continue Reading in Rutgers Today