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  Welcome to the BLUE-CRAN-ENT Lab

I head the Entomology Research and Extension Program at the Rutgers Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center in Chatsworth, New Jersey.

The goal of my research program is the development and Cesar Rodriguez-Saona pictureimplementation of cost-effective reduced-risk insect pest management practices for blueberries and cranberries. This goal is achieved through the integration of chemical, behavioral, and biological methods in insect control and a better understanding on the ecology of insect herbivores and their natural enemies. My extension program delivers pest management information to growers by conducting on-farm demonstration trials, presentations, and extension publications.

I am a Graduate Faculty in the Departments
of Entomology and Ecology & Evolution

ResearchGate Link and Google Scholar Link

Contact Information

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona
Rutgers University
Philip E. Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research Center
125a Lake Oswego
Chatsworth, NJ 08019  U.S.A.

Phone:  (609) 726-1590 Ext. 4412
Fax:      (609) 726-1593


We Are in the News

  • Dean’s October report, State Board of Ag - Fruit IPM program project, Area-Wide Pest Management Program to Improve Honey Bee Health in Blueberry and Cranberry Pollination Services. Click here.
  • Experiences in agricultural research (Colombia). Click here.
  • Lanternfly migration could mean trouble for New Jersey. Click here.
  • Entomology Students Honored at Entomology Society Meeting. Click here.
  • Biopesticide Efficacy Trials Funded by the IR-4 Project (see pages 6-7). Click here.
  • Biopesticide Program Finds Promising Solutions for Organic Growers (see pages 4-5). Click here.
  • Plum Curculio Aggregation Pheromone (see page 6). Click here.
  • An Agricultural Balancing Act: A look at the biological control consequences of crop domestication. Click here.
  • Researchers Seek Ways to Fight Insect. Click here.
  • Research Examines Spotted Wing Drosophila. Click here.
  • Blueberry farmers share latest pest-control strategies in Hammonton. Click here
  • Pest Control: SWD Persists, but Research Holds Promise. Click here
  • Snow cover, temperature fluctuations pose climate threat. Click here 




Lab News  

Congratulations to Rob for
1st place in the 2018 Entomology Graduate Student Colloquium (August 2018)

Good-bye Kevin and Fernando
(April 2018)
Kevin Farewell

At the International Congress of Chemical Ecolgy in Hungary. (August 2018)
International Congress of Chemical Ecology
Congrats to Rob, recipient of the 2018 Compton/Markle Award, Entomology Department
(April 2018)
Rutgers Day
(April 2018)
Congrats to Rob. Winner of the 2018 ESA EB Asa Fitch Award, Annapolis, MD.
(March 2018)
IPM symposium,
Baltimore, MD (March 2018)
Course on Chemical Ecology and IPM at University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil (February 2018)
Good-bye Diego and Rafael. Best wishes. January 9/18
ESA 2017. Great job BLUE-CRAN-ENT LAB.
Paolo presented his work at the Peruvian Congress of Entomology October 2017.

Congratulations to Nakorn and Caryn for placing 1st and 2nd respectively in the 2017 Entomology Graduate Student Colloquium.

Farewell to Ana Luiza and Paolo. Best wishes
(September 2017)

Paolo and Ana