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Do We Need to Care for Climate Change? Every year, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at University of Maryland (UMD) invites several research experts to present their...
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College Park, MD -- A recent PhD graduate and assistant professor from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have solved a riddle that scientists have been...
Routine measurements of fruit starch levels, ground color and other maturity indices allow growers to make improved decisions about optimum harvest dates for long-term storage. During August through...
Dr. Sullivan has been involved in teaching, research, and extension at UMD for 31 years. Before his appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Programs, he served as the Interim Director for the...
Dr. Linda Harris The Bugs Among the Nuts – Angela Ferelli (and PLSC689A) Salmonellosis outbreaks in the tree nut industry have sparked research into the safety associated with the harvesting and...
Dr. Jeri Barak Salmonella interactions in the Plant Phyllosphere - Angela Ferelli (and PLSC689A) The interaction between plant and enteric pathogens remain a shrewd and elusive front of food safety...
Dr. Steven Mirsky Maximizing the Benefits of Cover Cropping - by Candace Pritchard (and PLSC689A) Planting of cover crops on farmed land between cash crop plantings can decrease soil erosion, while...
Dr. Gloria Muday Role of flavonoids and ethylene regulation of flavonoid synthesis - by Candace Pritchard (and PLSC689A) Transport of the plant phytohormone auxin is important for many aspects of...
As part of an independent study, 4th year BLA student Hanyang Liu has been working with Dr. Vikki Chanse and the Bronx Green Up Program with the New York Botanical Garden. He's worked with the...
Tobacco mosaic virus-directed reprogramming of auxin/indole acetic acid protein transcriptional responses enhances virus phloem loading For plant viruses a successful infection correlates with the...
"Twenty-seven classes of University of Maryland students spent the past academic year collaborating with Howard County officials to consult on sustainable designs and future projects. As part of the...
The Micallef Lab publishes new research on how the tomato exometabolome impacts Salmonella growth. Han and Micallef, 2016. Appl. Env, Microbiol. 82:10 3131-3142 Cover photograph (Copyright © 2016,...
PALS Project: Lake Kittamaquandi Waterfront (Re)design Competition Congratulations, Chris, Murray, and Renee! O n Monday, May 2, 2016 the Columbia Association awarded FIRST place to BLA Seniors Chris...
The University of Maryland hosted the Climate Action 2016 Forum May 4th, 2016. Dr. David Myers, Director of Landscape Architecture and MLA student, Kathleen Hayes, presented BLA and MLA student work...
Dr. Maile Neel Endangered Species Recovery- Promise vs. Practice by Cody Kepner (and PLSC689A) Many would agree that the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was a monumental achievement in conservation...
Dr. Teun Munnik Phospholipid Signaling in Plant Stress and Development by Kasuni Wattarantenne (and PLSC689A) As plants can’t run away like humans do, they have successfully developed strategies that...
Dr. Jo Anne Crouch, USDA-ARS New Downy Mildew Diseases – by Robert Korir (and PLSC689A) A rapid emergence of downy mildew diseases is having a detrimental impact on many specialty crops in the United...
For the second year in a row, a team of six graduate students from the University of Maryland won the national U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Campus RainWorks Challenge on Friday out of 77...
Congratulations to all the students recognized by MDASLA for their design work! Above: Amina Mohamed, Kathleen Hayes, Stephanie Bartas, Brittney Wood, Nathan Allen, Hanyang Liu, and Kim Jacobs...

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