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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Qingwu Meng Controlled-Environment Horticulture

Dr. Meng works on a wide range of specialty food crops suitable in soilless culture, including leafy greens, culinary herbs, microgreens, edible flowers, and fruiting crops.

Latest News

  • A kid holding soil with a plant sprouting

    A prescription for the garden

    June 24, 2021 | Written by Sue Barton, Associate Professor - Plant & Soil Sciences
    It's not just your imagination — gardens are good for you! But people, especially young people, often don’t recognize all the benefits of a connection to the outdoors.
  • UD's Living Lab

    June 15, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    If you see a transportation demonstration pop up around the state of Delaware, there is a good chance that Living Lab is involved.
  • Our coastal wetlands absorb CO2 — but environmental changes alter that

    May 24, 2021 | Contributed by Rodrigo Vargas on The Hill
    Not all of this carbon stays within the ecosystem, and there is an urgent need to understand what can happen to it.

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