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  • Soil science scholar

    August 24, 2023 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Originally from Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, Samuel Oluwapamilerin Bamidele came to the University of Delaware to study plant and soil sciences. He recently earned membership into the prestigious Encompass Fellows Program.
  • Agricultural policy making

    August 21, 2023 | Written by Katie Peikes
    UD’s Kent Messer and Leah Palm-Forster are co-authors on a paper that analyzed six research projects to argue that involving stakeholders in the process of creating economic experiments can lead to more acceptance of studies’ results.
  • In The War Against The Spotted Lanternfly, Two Tiny Wasps Could be The Secret Weapon

    August 10, 2023 | Written by Nala Rogers of Popular Mechanics
    Popular Mechanics spotlights the work of Tyler Hagerty, UD graduate student who is working on spotted lanternfly biocontrol. The article features an interview with Hagerty and an inside look at the lab he's working in at UD.
  • UD-developed beneficial bacteria UD1022 promising for disarming fungal pathogens that affect turfgrass

    August 01, 2023 | Written by Karen B. Roberts
    University of Delaware researchers and collaborators are studying the beneficial properties of UD1022, a UD-patented beneficial bacteria, against fungal pathogens that affect turfgrass, such as creeping bent grass, found on golf courses and other professional managed fields.

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