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 December 9, 2019
Daniel Dick, a junior in the Horticulture B.S. program, earns highly coveted internship with robotics firm
Published on December 6, 2019
MSU alumna Yvonne Wilson made her first gift to the university more than three decades ago. Though modest, the contribution laid the foundation for more than $1.5 million of giving to MSU throughout her lifetime.
Damon Abdi's research has found that with improved irrigation practices, nursery growers can reduce water with minimal effect on plant growth while also protecting the environment.
Published on December 1, 2019
Damon Abdi is a graduate student working with Dr. Tom Fernandez in water management for nursery crops.
Published on November 4, 2019
Keivan Bahmani is a Ph.D student and received his degree in Plant Breeding from the University of Tehran. He is working under the direction of Dr. Ryan Warner and his research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of sweetener production in stevia.
Published on November 1, 2019
Elementary students from Dwight Rich School of the Arts spent their first two weeks of school at Michigan State University for experiential learning at the 4-H Children's Gardens and other campus locations.
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Published on November 21, 2019 by American Association for the Advancement of Science - EurekAlert!
December 6, 2019 - December 20, 2019 WEEKDAYS 8:00am to 4:30pm 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
Poinsettias, wreaths, and centerpieces available to purchase to benefit the MSU Horticulture Gardens
December 13, 2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM Breslin Student Events Center
The MSU Advanced Degree Commencement ceremony is for all students, including those in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is held on December 13 at the end of the fall 2019 semester.
December 14, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Breslin Student Events Center
MSU Undergraduate Commencement (Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony) for students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is held on December 14 at the end of the fall 2019 semester.