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

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Welcome to the Department of Horticulture. The discipline of Horticulture is the science and art of the production, marketing, and use of high-value, intensively cultivated plants.  For more information about this discipline, visit our infographic or our What is Horticulture page

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

  • November 2018

    Published on November 6, 2018

    Cheyenne Sloan is our featured 4-year student of the month

  • Our October 2018 featured student: Joshua Vander Weide

    October 2018

    Published on October 5, 2018

    Joshua Vander Weide is our featured grad student of the month

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  • The Student Horticulture Association 2018 homecoming float

    November 2018 Hort Report

    Published on November 7, 2018

    New graduate students, undergraduate homecoming float, and many upcoming events!

  • Monet Bridge at the MSU 4-H Children's Garden.

    Monet Bridge rebuilt with lumber from campus trees

    Published on October 29, 2018

    The Monet Bridge in the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden was replaced and built using lumber from trees from the Michigan State University campus through the MSU Shadows Program of the Sustainable Wood Recovery Initiative (SWRI).

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Featured Faculty

  • Fall 2018

    Published on October 28, 2018

    Dr. Courtney Hollender is our featured Fall Faculty

  • Summer 2018

    Published on June 20, 2018

    Dr. Roberto Lopez is our summer featured faculty

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  • Dec 6

    Family Holiday Openhouse

    December 6, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM

    Come see our poinsettia tree and santa in this family-friendly event.

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