College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Research

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Hosts Annual Open House to Educate and Connect with Statewide Residents

Ellicott City, MD – The College of AGNR is set to host its annual Open House on October 8 at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center’s, Clarksville Facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each year, state residents arrive by the thousands to learn...

Congratulations 2016 AGNR Alumni Award Winners!

The twelve award winners are shown along with the Dean and the president of MAEF
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Awards! The honorees were celebrated at an awards banquet held at the University of Maryland's Riggs Alumni Center on April 14. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from...

UMD Faculty Receives Prestigious Risk Analysis Award

The Society for Risk Analysis awarded the 2015 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award to Abani Pradhan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland. Pradhan was honored for his...

Discovering New Knowledge: UMD Researchers Isolate Fuel-Producing Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have discovered a better, more efficient way to make alternative fuels by isolating bacteria found inside a cow’s stomach. Rick Kohn, a professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences , alongside...

UMD Faculty Member Serves on International Gene Drive Study Panel

Dr. Lisa Taneyhill, an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland, has been selected to serve on a committee convened by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to study the emerging field of gene drive research...

Closing the Gap with Ag Discovery

What do a biotechnologist, a dietician, a resource conservationist and a veterinary scientist all have in common? They’re all professions within the U.S. agricultural sector, which currently has nearly twice as many job openings as qualified applicants to fill them, according to the USDA. However,...

Fueling FIRE

What was just an ordinary office space less than a year ago on the third floor of Symons Hall, is now abuzz with undergraduate students chatting excitedly as they pore over lines of text on a computer screen. Using a technique called web-scraping, the rising sophomores are combing through large...

Stink Bugs Have Strong Taste for Ripe Fruit

The brown marmorated stink bug has a bad reputation. And for good reason: every summer, this pest attacks crops and invades homes, causing both sizable economic losses and a messy, smelly nuisance—especially in the eastern United States. A new study by entomologists at the University of Maryland...

VIDEO: Sustainable Strawberry Research Featured on TERPVISION

Researchers from the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture were featured in a recent TerpVision piece for their work using wireless sensor technology to create sustainable strawberries !

Pages

Maintained by the IET Department of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. © 2017.