Hydroponic Food Production

This 300-level, 4-credit course centers around hydroponic methods of growing food crops without soil. Students learn about how hydroponics compares to soil, hydroponic system designs, soilless plant propagation and production, and nutrient solution management. A greenhouse laboratory with hands-on activities allows students to build and manage hydroponic systems, grow a variety of hydroponic food crops and conduct hydroponic experiments.

Instructor: Dr. Qingwu Meng

Controlled Environment Crop Physiology and Technology

This 400/600-level, 3-credit course will teach students about 1) crop physiological responses to environmental factors relevant to controlled-environment agriculture; and 2) LED lighting, instrumentation, environmental sensing, and imaging technology.

Instructor: Dr. Qingwu Meng

About the Hydroponics Club

The student-run Hydroponics Club gives all students at the University of Delaware, regardless of their major or background, the opportunity to learn about hydroponics and meet other students with similar interests. Students learn how hydroponic systems work, select, grow and harvest a variety of crops, experiment with new crops and growing methods, and market and sell the final product to local businesses and community members.

President: Evyn Appel (evyn@udel.edu)

Advisor: Dr. Qingwu Meng