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 August 2, 2019
Isaac Lartey is pursuing a Ph.D in horticulture after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture with a specialization in crop science. His hometown is Accra, Ghana, and he is working under the direction of Dr. Haddish Melakeberhan.
Published on July 18, 2019
MSU researcher Joseph Hill will study molecular-level tree growth as part of his two-year, $161,000 fellowship from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Published on June 3, 2019
Karen Hipple documented a planned gift to create an endowment for the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens in memory of her father, Per G. Lundin, Michigan assistant state 4-H leader from 1925 to 1956.
Published on May 20, 2019
Karim Maredia has been named a senior global scholar and the director of agriculture and natural resources international programs in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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Published on July 22, 2019 by Produce Grower
Published on July 22, 2019 by LEDs Magazine
Published on July 4, 2019 by Garden Center Magazine
August 21, 2019 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.
August 27, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM Anthony Hall, Room 1281
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources welcomes new students at its College Colloquium event.
September 4, 2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium Tower Office, 4th Floor Huntington Club
This local job and internship fair is open to all MSU students and majors. Find out about part-time jobs and internships on campus and in the Greater Lansing Area.