Who will develop the science, technology and business to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? Spartans in the Department of Horticulture 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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  • Apr 26

    Plant Quest 2021 - Smart Plants for Midwest Gardeners

    April 26, 2021 – May 24, 2021 5 sessions in all on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Register for all or as many as you are interested in.

    PLANT QUEST - Smart Plants for Midwest Gardeners If you loved Plants of Distinction- you are going to love PLANT QUEST! With “Smart Plants” in mind, five dazzling presentations will be featured for gardeners with every-type of growing environment.

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