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

  • Horticulture Graduate Student Kellie Walters

    July 2018

    Published on July 5, 2018

    Kellie Walters is our featured graduate student this month

  • Our June 2018 featured student: Bryan Rennick

    June 2018

    Published on June 12, 2018

    Bryan Rennick, a B.S. 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

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Featured Faculty

  • Summer 2018

    Published on June 20, 2018

    Dr. Roberto Lopez is our summer 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 4

    Garden Day

    August 4, 2018 8:00AM - 4:15PM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Join us for a very special 25th Anniversary edition Garden Day and be inspired by 40 year veteran, Tracy Disabato-Aust!

  • Aug 4

    Garden Day 2018

    August 4, 2018 8:00AM - 4:15PM MSU Horticultural Demonstration Gardens 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    You are invited to attend the MSU Horticulture Gardens annual Garden Day!

  • Aug 7

    Plant Trial Field Day

    August 7, 2018 8:30AM - 2:00PM 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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