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.
Published on September 10, 2019
Cross-training in computer sciences and plant sciences provide Michigan State University graduate students with a toolbox of skills to solve global agricultural problems.
Published on August 26, 2019
Kellie Walters placed 2nd in the American Society for Horticultural Science Controlled Environments Professional Interest Group Oral Presentation Competition
Published on August 2, 2019
Isaac Lartey is pursuing a Ph.D in horticulture after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture with a specialization in crop science. His hometown is Accra, Ghana, and he is working under the direction of Dr. Haddish Melakeberhan.
Published on July 18, 2019
MSU researcher Joseph Hill will study molecular-level tree growth as part of his two-year, $161,000 fellowship from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Published on September 16, 2019 by Growing Produce
September 30, 2019 2:30PM - 4:15PM MSU Union, Ballroom
MSU President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., will meet with faculty and staff from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on Sept. 30.
October 4, 2019 8:00AM - 5:00PM 3291 College Rd. Holt, MI 48842
The Annual Fruit Sale at the Horticulture Teaching and Research Center is canceled for this year.
October 16, 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI
This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.