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 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.


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  • Dec 6

    MSU Horticulture Gardens Poinsettia Sale

    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

  • Dec 13

    MSU Advanced Degree Commencement: Fall 2019

    December 13, 2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM Breslin Student Events Center

    The MSU Advanced Degree Commencement ceremony is for 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.

  • Dec 14

    CANR Undergraduate Commencement: Fall 2019

    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.

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