Who will develop the science, technology and business to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? Spartans in the Department of Horticulture 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.

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  • Mar 4

    Smart Gardening Conference

    March 4, 2023 9:00AM – 4:15PM DeVos Place, Grand Rapids Michigan

    A one-day Smart Gardening event held at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids Michigan. Your conference name tag admits you to the conference on Saturday and also gives you access to the West Michigan Home and Garden Show for the weekend.

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