Who will develop the science and technology to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? SPARTANS WILL.

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Welcome to the Department of Horticulture. The Department's mission is to prepare our students for horticulture-related careers in science and business. This includes making new discoveries in the plant sciences; promoting the use of plants and food for improved human health and a safe environment; improving the characteristics, quality and availability of horticultural products; and strengthening the competitive position of the world's horticultural industries. Faculty members possess a diverse array of expertise - both interdisciplinary (e.g., breeding, genomics, development, physiology, metabolism, molecular biology, and sustainable production), and commodity based (e.g., fruits/pomology, vegetables, viticulture, floriculture, nursery crops, postharvest, design and landscape ecology, and marketing) - which they utilize in their research, teaching and outreach programs, at both the national and international levels.

Who will develop the science and technology to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? SPARTANS WILL.


Featured Students

  • Tyler Gilson

    April 2018

    Published on April 4, 2018

    Tyler Gilson, a 4-year Horticulture student, is this month's featured student

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  • Dr. Herner's Award

    Dr. Robert Herner Awarded Honor

    Published on April 12, 2018

    Dr. Herner is recipient of the MSU Faculty Emeriti Association's Outstanding Contributions by an Individual Award

  • The 16th annual Plant Science Graduate Student Research Symposium

    March 2018 Hort Report

    Published on April 3, 2018

    A grad student research symposium, a successful undergrad National Collegiate Landscape Competition and Garden's Make and Take Event!

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Featured Faculty

  • Spring 2018

    Published on April 3, 2018

    Dan Chitwood, our newest professor, is our Spring Semester featured faculty.

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  • Aug 7

    Plant Trial Field Day

    August 7, 2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM MSU Trial Garden

    Join us for this popular annual event to learn about top-performing plants in the MSU Trial Gardens.

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