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.
Published on September 8, 2020
The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project has been awarded $7.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
Published on August 18, 2020
Maddy Dubelko, a graduate student in the Department of Horticulture, chose Horticulture as her advanced degree because she wanted to gain more knowledge about how to best manage ornamental plantings.
Published on July 1, 2020
MSU researcher uses gene to control water loss during drought conditions leading to crops that are more resilient.
Featured in the News
Published on September 16, 2020 by Good Fruit Grower
Healthy plants, healthy people: Spartan scientists turn to the plant world to understand and treat human illnesses
Published on September 2, 2020 by MSU Today
Published on August 31, 2020 by Lawn and Landscape Market Leadership
Published on August 28, 2020 by Good Fruit Grower
September 30, 2020 4:00PM – 7:00PM Online
All students from interested in STEM careers in agriculture, the food industry and packaging are encouraged to attend this virtual career fair through the MSU Career Services Network.
October 1, 2020 6:30PM – 7:30PM Online
This CANR College Night runs for 60 minutes and covers programs in the theme of Agriculture: Plants & Animals. It will highlight how Spartans in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are having an impact on the world around them.
October 15, 2020 6:30PM – 7:30PM Online
This CANR College Night runs for 60 minutes and covers programs in the theme of Built Environments: Construction & Design. It will highlight how Spartans in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are having an impact on the world around them.