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

  • December 2018

    Published on December 6, 2018

    Noah Roth is our featured student of the month

  • November 2018

    Published on November 6, 2018

    Cheyenne Sloan is our featured Bachelor's Degree student of the month

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  • Traverse Jurcisin, a Horticulture student at MSU

    Horticulture senior wins the 2018 Startup Weekend

    Published on November 27, 2018

    Traverse Jurcisin, an MSU senior majoring in Horticulture and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, won first place at the 2018 Startup Weekend for his pitch on plant fertility automation technology.

  • The Student Horticulture Association 2018 homecoming float

    November 2018 Hort Report

    Published on November 7, 2018

    New graduate students, undergraduate homecoming float, and many upcoming events!

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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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