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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Blue Hens learn hands-on vegetable production: youtube.com/watch?v=LFor3V4_JPk

Jules Bruck

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Jules Bruck Landscape Architecture

Dr. Bruck teaches courses in creativity, design process, field sketching and planting design. Her current research focuses on coastal resilience, green infrastructure and public perception of sustainable landscape practices, such as designing for ecosystem services.

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  • The newest class of Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) Fellows includes, from left to right, Sean Fettrow, Vanessa Richards, Max Huffman, Lauren O’Connor, Hayden Boettcher, Paula Cardenas-Hernandez and Andrew Hill. Not pictured: Mary Hingst.

    Building the next generation of environmental leaders

    January 06, 2022 | Written by Joy Drohan
    The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) has selected its seventh class of DENIN Environmental Fellows. These highly competitive and prestigious fellowships offer financial support and professional development opportunities to doctoral students at the University of Delaware.
  • Climate Scholars

    January 05, 2022 | Written by Adam Thomas
    Regardless of a student’s area of study, chances are that in the future, they are going to see their field impacted by climate change. It is, arguably, the biggest challenge facing future generations on planet Earth.
  • Master Gardeners celebrate 35 years and a new class of volunteers

    December 10, 2021 | Written by Michelle Walfred, Communications Specialist — Carvel Research and Education Center
    Master Gardeners celebrate 35 years and a new class of 57 volunteers join a force of 200 serving the First State.

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