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 Seed Your Future, 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.
Published on February 12, 2019
Susie Raker-Zimmerman graduated with a B.S. degree in Horticulture from MSU and now runs a 12-acre greenhouse facility with over 200 employees.
Published on January 29, 2019
Michigan State University has formalized a partnership with the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University to work together on water-related issues.
Published on January 1, 2019
Einhorn strives to cultivate trees that will consistently produce the right balance of flowers, fruit and leaves to produce “exceptional tasting, high-quality fruit.
Published on January 1, 2019
Robert VanBuren, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, explores how the mechanisms and characteristics that help plants be resilient to drought could lead to new advances in agriculture.
February 21, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Science Building
Join us Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Allen Van Deynze's seminar on "Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota."
February 28, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Join us Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Guo-qing Song's seminar on "New Developments in Manipulation of Flowering Pathway Genes for Increasing Blueberry Yield."
March 14, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Science Building
Join us Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Irwin Goldman's seminar on "The Slowest of the Performing Arts: Breeding Biennial Root Vegetables for Improved Color, Flavor, and Nutrition".