Test before you taste
Enhance technology and impact food safety and public health
Research reveals dual nature of beneficial bacteria UD1022
Growing space crops
NASA funds UD’s Qingwu Meng to study food grown during human space exploration
Landscape architecture exploration
New students experience Delaware spaces through two-day adventure
Improving Kenya's crop yield
UD researchers explore ways to grow more corn despite climate change
Early research experience
Professor Erin Sparks and alumnus Ron Ferriss give students memorable plant science internship
Rebuilding plants' defenses
Erin Sparks investigates plants’ ability to protect against environmental stress
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.
Landscape architecture students react to the Bridge Program: youtube.com/watch?v=JlW-XGK7s-w
73-year-old Blue Hen and plant lover will get her degree at UD's commencement SaturdayMay 27, 2023 | Written by Krys'tal Griffin of Delaware News JournalShirley Duffy of Newark, will receive her bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture from the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources during UD's commencement on Saturday, May 27. The landscape architecture major is all about plants, with an emphasis on the environment and how individuals can help others by teaching them about plants and helping them make their gardens successful, said Duffy.
Test before you tasteMay 17, 2023 | Written by Dante LaPentaUD plant science professors work with Delaware startup to create novel, rapid detection of foodborne pathogens.
Alumni, faculty and staff honored during 2023 Celebrating Excellence eventMay 11, 2023 | Written by Dante LaPenta and Lauren BradfordUniversity of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) crossed the street to Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus this May to celebrate alumni, faculty and staff. Interim Dean Calvin Keeler oversaw the recognition of 2023 award winners at the appropriately dubbed Celebrating Excellence event.