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 April 8, 2019
Tyler's lifelong passion for horticulture has helped him get involved in Student Horticulture Association, work on campus, and intern at Duke Gardens in North Carolina.
Published on March 26, 2019
An MSU student team placed fifth at the National Association of Landscape Professional's National Collegiate Landscape Competition in Colorado in March 2019.
Published on March 11, 2019
As part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Michigan State University is working directly with students in several Lansing School District high schools to raise awareness of STEM disciplines and university opportunities, including scholarships.