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.
Published on October 14, 2020
B.S. student, Daniel Dick, says his degree in Horticulture will provide a great backbone for a career that is both satisfying and rewarding.
Published on September 8, 2020
The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project has been awarded $7.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
Published on August 18, 2020
Maddy Dubelko, a graduate student in the Department of Horticulture, chose Horticulture as her advanced degree because she wanted to gain more knowledge about how to best manage ornamental plantings.
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Published on October 15, 2020 by WBKB Channel 11
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October 21, 2020 10:00AM – 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI
This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.