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 Ph.D. student studies wetlands and climate change mitigation: youtube.com/watch?v=p15qoVrXTao

William Meng

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Qingwu (Willam) Meng Controlled-Environment Horticulture

Dr. Meng's expertise in controlled-environment horticulture serves as a foundation for the incoming generation of indoor farmers. He teaches alternative ways of growing food sustainably, especially in urban areas, to feed our increasing population. 

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  • Students and staff build Adirondack chairs.

    Landscape architecture hosts chair-making workshop to remember Louie Oronzio

    August 05, 2022 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Professors and classmates gathered near the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens this summer for a chair-making workshop in remembrance of landscape architecture major Louie Oronzio, who died this past spring.
  • Discovering plant science

    August 04, 2022 | Written by Michele Walfred
    Millsboro’s Aaron Doll discovers the science of agriculture, interns with researchers at UD’s Carvel Center in Georgetown.
  • Salty farms

    July 25, 2022 | Written by Adam Thomas
    UD is part of a multi-institutional team researching this problem and trying to develop a tool to help farmers better prepare themselves against damaging salt patches.

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