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  • Susan Barton, Professor and Extension Specialist, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences

    Professor and Extension Specialist, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-1375

    Biography

    ‚ÄčSusan Barton, Ph.D. is an extension specialist and professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. She has worked closely for the past 13 years with DelDOT to research and implement new roadside vegetation management strategies. She has also worked with partners to develop the Plants for a Livable Delaware Program, designed to provide alternatives to known invasive plants species. She teaches Plants and Human Culture, Nursery and Garden Center Management, Students of Our Environment and coordinates the Landscape Horticulture Internship. She also works closely with the nursery and landscape industry, writing newsletters, organizing short courses and conducting horticulture industry expos with the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association. Barton is working on a collaborative team with USDA watershed funding to measure water quality and other ecosystem services (carbon sequestration, plant and insect diversity, etc.) in five watersheds at Winterthur Museum and Gardens (2012-2014). She is spearheading the educational role in the project demonstrating and communicating sustainable landscape practices to homeowners and green industry members. Barton recently published a brochure entitled Livable Ecosystems: A Model for Suburbia, the fourth in the Plants for a Livable Delaware series. She received the Nursery Extension Award in 1995 from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the Ratledge Award for service from UD in 2007.

 

 

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