Who will develop the science, technology and business to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? SPARTANS WILL

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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.

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News

  • A group of Student Horticulture Students attending the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

    SHA Attends Small Farms Conference

    Published on February 14, 2020

    A group of Student Horticulture Association students attended the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

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Greenhouse Sanitation is the First Step in Managing Pests and Pathogens

Published on February 20, 2020
by Greenhouse Management

Project gauges Listeria survival on apples in storage

Published on February 13, 2020
by FreshPlaza

Lettuce research, pathogen control pursued on academic, industry fronts

Published on January 31, 2020
by Food Safety News

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Events

  • Apr 25

    4-H Children's Gardens Butterfly Day

    April 25, 2019 - April 27, 2020 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Come and explore the secret life of butterflies in the indoor 4-H Children's Garden.

  • Mar 11

    MSU Spring Career Fair 2020: Day 1

    March 11, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium, Huntington Club

    This is MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students.

  • Mar 12

    MSU Spring Career Fair 2020: Day 2

    March 12, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium, Huntington Club

    This is MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students.

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