Leading experts in Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offer cutting-edge research, testing and diagnostic capabilities that solve local and regional challenges in soil, animal, plant and human health.
The Center for Environmental and Wastewater-based Epidemiological Research (CEWER) is leading local efforts in detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and connecting the presence of the virus to epidemiological and clinical case data.
The Comparative Pathology Laboratory provides histology and pathology support for animal diagnostic laboratories of Delaware and Maryland, industry and government partners of the university, and external researchers. We specialize in animal tissues and studies related to animal disease or animal models of human disease.
The UD Soil Testing Program provides a variety of soil testing and educational support to farmers, homeowners and others engaged in soil management and land use. The program is offered as a public service of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.
Master Gardeners are able to provide information and help on a wide variety of gardening topics including: lawns, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, shrubs and insects.The helpline is a free and valuable gardening resource available to Delaware residents year round.
The UD Plant Diagnostic Clinic is a part of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN). The mission of the network is to enhance national agricultural security by quickly detecting introduced pests and pathogens. This system links diagnostic laboratories with common strategies and tools, and increases communication among plant pathologists and the public.