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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to fulfilling the tripartite mission of land grant institutions – teaching, research and extension.
From wildlife conservation to crop genomics, veterinary medicine to behavioral economics, we explore every facet of our natural world. Join us as we search for solutions to life's grandest challenges.

Recent news

  • The Porter Gang Club posing for a photo (left) (pre-COVID) and working on a project (right).

    November Spotlight: Porter Gang 4-H Club

    November 20, 2020 | Written by The Porter Gang 4-H Club
    Porter Gang has been a general interest 4-H club in New Castle County since 1965. It was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Moore, who lived on Porter Road in Bear-hence, the name "Porter Gang."
  • Embracing turfgrass research to increase fertilizer efficiency

    November 19, 2020 | Written by John Emerson (Extension Agent - Turfgrass Nutrient Management) and Sydney Riggi (Extension Associate - Nutrient Management)
    Applying nutrients in the form of fertilizer to turfgrass is a key component to having healthy turf. The goal of any fertilizer application is for the plant to take up the fertilizer and minimize the loss of nutrients, specifically nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), to ground and surface water. In many Mid-Atlantic States, there are regulations that limit fertilizer applications during the winter months.
  • Plants feel stress, too

    November 17, 2020 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    Aditya Dutta, assistant professor in UD’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and other researchers recently identified a single gene that modulates responses against plant stress.

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College graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment are essential to our ability to address the U.S. priorities of food security, sustainable energy and environmental quality.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

College graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment are essential to our ability to address the U.S. priorities of food security, sustainable energy and environmental quality.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

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Clinical experience for pre-veterinary medicine majors

Alumna and veterinarian Stephanie DeMarco approached our college with an idea of teaching, mentoring, and developing students’ veterinary skills. She's now teaching courses about the skills needed to work within a veterinary hospital and placing UD students in partner hospitals to use the skills they’ve learned. This fall’s Clinical Pre-Veterinary Experience I is followed by winter externships in veterinary hospitals across the country. In the spring semester, the experience concludes with an advanced course, Clinical Pre-Veterinary Experience II, and another for-credit externship in the summer. Learn more about the major.

Alumna designs clinical experience for pre-veterinary medicine majors: youtube.com/watch?v=gFH_VNrLKdY

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