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 Seed Your Future, 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.

 

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News

  • Patrick Edger

    Researchers uncover the origins of the cultivated strawberry

    Published on February 25, 2019

    A team of researchers, led by scientists at MSU and the University of California, Davis, has used the power of genomics to reveal the evolutionary origins of the cultivated strawberry and deciphered the genetic code of this highly coveted fruit.

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Week begins March 1

    Published on February 21, 2019

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week will kick off March 1 at Michigan State University. ANR Week has served as a platform for enterprising new developments in agriculture and natural resources in Michigan since 1914.

  • February 2019 Hort Report

    Published on February 5, 2019

    Department news including chair review process, graduate and undergraduate student activities

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Featured in the News

Knowing the pros and cons of road salt

Published on March 18, 2019
by WLNS News

Hoophouses for Health Helps Farmers with Infrastructure Needs

Published on March 18, 2019
by Michigan Agriculture

Vertical Farming is Growing From the Ground Up

Published on March 18, 2019
by Michigan Agriculture

Events

  • Mar 21

    2019 Horticulture/Plant Soil & Microbial Sciences Seminar Series

    March 21, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM Plant & Soil Sciences Building A149 Plant and Soil Science Building

    Join us Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Tom Sharkey's seminar on "Recent Insights into the Calvin-Benson Cycle and Related Metabolism of Photosynthesis".

  • Apr 4

    2019 Horticulture/Plant Soil & Microbial Sciences Seminar Series

    April 4, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM Plant & Soil Sciences Building A149 Plant and Soil Science Building

    Join us Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Bridget Behe's seminar on "The Eyes Don't Lie: Using Eye-tracking Technology to Understand Consumer Choice."

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