The mission of The PE Marucci Center in Chatsworth, NJ is to develop tools and techniques to enhance the efficiency* of blueberry and cranberry production. The center will foster an ecosystem for innovation.
Goal 1: Improve farming efficiency* through research.
Goal 2: Through research, identify and promote adaptability to a changing climate
Goal 3: Conduct research to promote farming practices that are compatible with the Pinelands ecosystem.
Goal 4: Educate the public on farming practice and demonstrate need for innovation.
The United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA–ARS) program in cooperation with NJAES at the Center offers the opportunity to realize these goals.
*Efficiency means optimizing inputs to promote sustainably high yields.