DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES


We have excellent teaching, research, and outreach programs in the areas of plant biology (cellular, genetics, genomics, microbial, molecular and physiology), agronomy (including pathology, soil management and weed science), horticulture (sustainable landscapes, fruits and vegetables), landscape architecture and environmental soil sciences (biogeochemistry, hydrology and plant-soil interactions). We have a distinguished faculty, known nationally and internationally for their research and outreach, and within UD for their excellence in teaching, advising and mentoring students.

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Yan Jin

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Yan Jin Soil Physics

Dr. Jin investigates mass transport and transformation in soil and other environmental systems as well as colloidal processes at various interfaces. 

Latest News

  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist Ed Hale of Delaware Sea Grant, Simeon Hahn of NOAA and Josh Mottola (left to right) guide a seine net through the Brandywine Creek while searching for American Shad.

    Remove dam, help fish

    October 22, 2020 | Written by Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven
    Shreeram Inamdar of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources studying changes in water quality brought about by dam removal.
  • Force of nature

    October 09, 2020 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    UD researcher Covel McDermot is studying red maple, a resilient native tree known to thrive in urban environments.
  • Graduate student Frank Linam investigates paddy soil chemistry and rice root-soil interactions

    September 04, 2020 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Plant and soil sciences Ph.D. student Frank Linam is focusing on how rice husk incorporation impacts paddy soil chemistry and rice root-soil interactions.

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