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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UD Botanic Gardens evaluates plant performance over the longer season: youtube.com/watch?v=qlMzuCTQ8Vc

Jules Bruck

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Jules Bruck Landscape Architecture

Dr. Bruck teaches courses in creativity, design process, field sketching and planting design. Her current research focuses on coastal resilience, green infrastructure and public perception of sustainable landscape practices, such as designing for ecosystem services.

Latest news

  • Landscape architecture major Josh McDevitt serves as a docent at a University of Delaware Botanic Gardens member and donor tour.

    Get your hands dirty

    September 14, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Over the summer, six undergraduate students braved the heat, humidity and armies of Brood X cicadas and spotted lanternflies to build practical horticulture skills in the most beautiful outdoor classroom on campus the UD Botanic Gardens.
  • Summer symbiosis

    August 26, 2021 | Written by Christy Mannering
    Incoming senior Jake Gioffre a Sustainable Food Systems major craved a hands-on, scientific experience. Thanks to the support of the CENFOODS, his insatiable desire led him to a summer internship.
  • Inner Workings: Keeping arsenic out of rice

    August 12, 2021 | From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal
    Angelia Seyfferth is investigating how husk fertilizer affects the movement and form of arsenic within the rice plant.

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