Susan Barton

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Susan Barton

Professor and Extension Specialist
Ornamental Horticulture


Office location:
140 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Resources and links


  • Ph.D. – Plant Protection – University of Delaware Dissertation: Enhancing Delaware Highways: A Natural Vegetation Project
  • M.S. – Ornamental Horticulture – North Carolina State University Thesis: Influence of Temperature, Stratification, Light and Media on Germination of Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.)
  • B.S. – Plant Science – University of Delaware

Current courses


  • Roadside Vegetation Management (Enhancing Delaware Highways and management of vegetation under guardrails)
  • Promoting Sustainable Landscapes (Plants for a Livable Delaware)


  • Extension Specialist for Ornamental Horticulture
  • Industry Meetings – Delaware Horticulture Industry Expo, Summer Landscape Expo, Ornamentals Research Expo, Ornamental and Turf Workshop, Industry Short Courses
  • Newsletters – Ornamentals Hotline, DNLA News

Professional activities

  • Past Vice President for Extension, American Society of Horticultural Sciences
  • Consulting Editor for Extension Education Methods
  • Editorial Board Member, HortTechnology
  • Member, American Public Gardens Association