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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

  • 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  

Goodbye Johnattan. Best wishes. January 23, 2017

Congrats to Jordano who successfully defended his dissertation on November 21, 2016
Good-bye Dagmara!
(November 14, 2016)
Congratulations to Diego- winner 1st place student competition at ICE 2016. The lab was also well represented by Elvira, Jordano, Jonathan and Rob. Nice job all!
Congrats to Rob – winner of the graduate student colloquium (Early stage), September 2016
Good bye Fernando
(September 10, 2016)
Diego and Jordano presented their research at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Iguazu, Brazil (July 2016)

Having Dinner with Gina Wimp - April 2016
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(March 2016)
International Workshop on Tri-trophic Interactions, Lavras, Brazil, March 21-23 2016
brazil course
(November 2015)
Congrats to John (Abraham) who received the award for “Best PhD thesis on Plant Protection in Italy for the year 2014”, by the Italian Association of Scientific Societies in Agriculture, 27 Nov.

(November 2015)
Congratulations to Rob for winning 2nd place in the student oral competition at ESA Minneapolis 2015. Congrats also to Diego, Jordano, and Noel for a wonderful job!