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 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.

 

Featured Students

  • January 2019

    Published on January 6, 2019

    Ying-Chen Lin is our first featured student of 2019

  • December 2018

    Published on December 6, 2018

    Noah Roth is our featured student of the month

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News

  • Courtney Hollender

    Helping fruit tree growers flourish

    Published on January 1, 2019

    Courtney Hollender is passionate about using research to improve harvesting practices and crop yields for fruit tree growers. She’s on a mission to keep Michigan’s tree fruit production thriving.

  • Todd Einhorn

    Producing exceptional tasting, high-quality fruit

    Published on January 1, 2019

    Einhorn strives to cultivate trees that will consistently produce the right balance of flowers, fruit and leaves to produce “exceptional tasting, high-quality fruit.

  • Patrick Edger

    Disentangling the origins of species

    Published on January 1, 2019

    Discovering the identities of those species could open the next chapter in fruit breeding, and it’s a challenge that MSU AgBioResearch plant breeder Patrick Edger and his team aim to unravel.

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Featured Faculty

  • Fall 2018

    Published on October 28, 2018

    Dr. Courtney Hollender is our featured Fall Faculty

  • Summer 2018

    Published on June 20, 2018

    Dr. Roberto Lopez is our summer featured faculty

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Events

  • Jan 24

    2019 Horticulture/Plant Soil & Microbial Sciences Seminar Series

    January 24, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Science Building

    Join us Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Kyung-Hwan Han's seminar on "Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 6 (MPK6) negatively regulates secondary wall biosynthesis by modulating MYB46 protein stability in Arabidopsis thaliana".

  • Feb 7

    2019 Horticulture/Plant Soil & Microbial Sciences Seminar Series

    February 7, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Sciences Building

    Join us Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Peter Lundquist's seminar on "New Horizons in Chloroplast Research: Plastoglobule Lipid Droplets in Stress Tolerance and Metabolism."

  • Feb 21

    2019 Horticulture/Plant Soil & Microbial Sciences Seminar Series

    February 21, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM A149 Plant and Soil Science Building

    Join us Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Allen Van Deynze's seminar on "Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota."

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