Current Research by Department

Soil scientist Yan Jin awarded University’s highest faculty honor: youtube.com/watch?v=Rh__5gorAvo

Research News
  • Bracing our crops

    May 02, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    In just about every corner of the globe, maize is an essential crop. Americans, who call it corn, dedicate more than 90 million acres to it — roughly the same size as the entire state of Montana. But a crop is only valuable if you can harvest it. Researcher Ashley Hostetler identifies traits that help crops survive in harsh environments
  • Salt marshes - The Climate Change Connection

    April 29, 2022 | Written by Joy Drohan
    Sean Fettrow loves the interdisciplinary nature of his research on the biogeochemistry of soil carbon in coastal wetlands.
  • Worrilow Hall Research Reimagined

    April 19, 2022 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    The 42-year-old building named for George Worrilow, a longtime leader in public service and agricultural outreach, has been completely reimagined, and the newest generation of Blue Hens are loving it.
  • Research showcase

    March 03, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    University of Delaware students and post-docs presented their research to faculty and staff at the 2022 edition of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Research Symposium.

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From understanding migratory wildlife patterns or predicting consumer behaviors, to identifying pest resistant plant genetics and pioneering new techniques in veterinary medicine, our research helps define the world around us. Explore our areas of expertise and discover the exciting advances we're making today.

Animal and Food Sciences

One Health Delaware free vet clinic in Wilmington helps pets, people, students

Applied Economics & Statistics

Researchers explore consumer response to the use of recycled water in wine production

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

UD research investigates migratory birds’ habitat concerns on coffee farms

Plant and Soil Sciences

Rodrigo Vargas among leaders in assessment of continent’s carbon cycle assessment

Cooperative Extension

Sweet corn out, sweet potatoes in: Data shows fundamental shifts in American farming