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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    CANR names new leader of international programs

    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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    4-H Children's Garden Water Day

    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.

  • Jul 31

    4-H Children's Garden Bug Day

    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.

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    Plant Trial Field Day

    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.

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