College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


27 Years in the Making, UMD Releases Multiple New Apple Varieties Starting with the Harvest of Antietam Blush

Antietam Blush Harvest
How do you like them apples? As apple season comes to a close, UMD is asking growers just that, releasing its first ever new apple variety called Antietam Blush, with six more varieties coming soon, all adapted specifically to the climate and growing culture of the mid-atlantic region. Dr...

UMD Researcher Helps to Crack the Wheat Genome for the First Time

wheat harvest
College Park, Maryland - The University of Maryland as part of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published findings in Science detailing the full genome sequence of wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. Additionally, a second companion paper was published in the...

Taneyhill Lab Receives $1.9 Million to Study Cell “Glue” Important in Development, Disease

Lisa Taneyhill , Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland, has been awarded a $1.9 million research grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Using chick embryos...
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