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 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

  • Our August 2018 featured student: Melissa Eggleston

    August 2018

    Published on August 1, 2018

    Melissa Eggleston is our featured 4-year student graduating soon!

  • Horticulture Graduate Student Kellie Walters

    July 2018

    Published on July 5, 2018

    Kellie Walters is our featured graduate student this month

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News

  • GMOs 101: Getting down to basics

    Published on August 15, 2018

    MSU researchers offer a primer on the basics of GMO foods, breaking down an often difficult and controversial subject.

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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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Events

  • Aug 22

    Stories in the Garden

    August 22, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Join us in the 4-H Children's Garden for this partnership partnership with the East Lansing Public Library.

  • Sep 19

    Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings

    September 19, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Join us in our 4-H Children's Garden for this monthly reading event

  • Oct 17

    Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings

    October 17, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Join us in our 4-H Children's Garden for this monthly reading

  • Dec 7

    Family Holiday Openhouse

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

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

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