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 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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Published on December 30, 2019
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Published on December 28, 2019
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Events

  • Feb 12

    Marathon of Majors

    February 12, 2020 4:00PM - 6:00PM MSU Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Marathon of Majors offers an opportunity to explore different majors, as well as connect with academic and career advisors, college representatives, campus resources and community partners.

  • Mar 11

    MSU Spring Career Fair 2020: Day 1

    March 11, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium, Huntington Club

    This is MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students.

  • Mar 12

    MSU Spring Career Fair 2020: Day 2

    March 12, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium, Huntington Club

    This is MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students.

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