Cranberry/Blueberry Disease and Breeding, NJ
This earmark request is for the 2010 fiscal year.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) requests $650,000 for:
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research & Extension
125A Lake Oswego Road
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
New Jersey is the nation's second largest producer of high-bush blueberries and the nation's third largest producer of cranberries. The requested funding will be used to: develop new cranberry and blueberry varieties which enhance economic sustainability; develop environmentally sound insect and disease management technologies; identify health attributes of these native crops; and investigate new and value-added uses.