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.
Promoting agricultural innovation: US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visits MSU to meet faculty, students
Published on April 3, 2018
As the inaugural destination of his third “Back to Our Roots” tour around the country, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Michigan State University Tuesday, April 3.
April 26, 2018 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Join us Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm for Warren Schafer's seminar on "Realizing the potential of biorational products and technologies."
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.