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Soil scientist Yan Jin awarded University’s highest faculty honor:

Research News
  • Growing space crops

    November 28, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Growing food in space is fraught with daunting challenges, including extreme environmental stressors like radiation and microgravity. Qingwu (William) Meng, an assistant professor of controlled-environment horticulture, is an expert on plant growth and light, which, as you’ll remember from your elementary school science or Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School Bus, is an essential component in turning a seed into a mature plant.
  • Sharing their research

    November 18, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The symposium gave young researchers a chance to summarize their work, often to a visitor without prior knowledge of the subject. Awards were given in each of the college’s five unique strength research areas.
  • Improving Kenya's Crop Yield

    November 17, 2022 | Written by Adam Thomas
    As climate change continues to impact food production and supply chains in sub-Saharan Africa, it will be critical for the region to address these food security challenges by enhancing agricultural production.
  • From Tanzania to Delaware

    November 01, 2022 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Plant and soil sciences graduate student Shem Elias conducts research on ginger to take home to Tanzania.
  • Prof. Don Sparks named Hagler Fellow

    Article by Lauren Bradford | November 18, 2022

    Soil chemist selected to Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M

  • Integrated mineral supply

    Article by Adam Thomas | December 01, 2022

    UD researchers suggest the climate crisis requires international minerals agreement

  • Let’s talk turkey

    Article by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff | November 22, 2022

    UD’s food science experts answer turkey food-safety questions

A video of Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Shem Msabila, Marcia & Jim Borel:

Shem Msabila, ANR24, from Tanzania, Africa never even imagined the possibility of researching plants in the United States. He had heard “no” too many times to have hope in pursuing research that will make a difference in his home country. But funding from Marcia and Jim Borel helped Shem experience more that he could have ever dreamed.

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