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 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 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.
Published on April 26, 2019
After graduating three years ago, Bethany Troy enjoys her job back on Michigan State's campus as a Perennial Garden Manager at our gardens.
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Published on July 4, 2019 by Garden Center Magazine
Published on June 10, 2019 by Urban Ag News
Published on June 6, 2019 by Urban Ag News
July 25, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM 1066 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824
Come cool off from the summer heat and have fun in the garden with water.
July 31, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI
Join us for what has become an annual tribute to insects in the gardens.
August 6, 2019 8:30AM - 1:00PM MSU Trial Garden
Join us for this popular annual event to learn about top-performing plants in the MSU Trial Gardens.