Who will develop the science, technology and business to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? Spartans in the Department of Horticulture 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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  • Aug 10

    MSU CA Clinic 2022

    August 10, 2022 8:30AM – 4:00PM Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Boulder Creek Golf Club, 5750 Brewer Ave NE, Belmont, MI 49306

    The Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Clinic is organized by the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State to share new information relating to controlled atmosphere storage and warehousing of apple and other temperate fruit.

  • Sep 28

    Smart Gardening with Bulbs - Windmill Island Gardens

    September 28, 2022 6:30PM – 7:30PM Windmill Island Gardens Pavilion, 1 Lincoln Ave., Holland, MI

    MSU Extension’s campaign for using earth-friendly messages to help gardeners make smart choices in their own backyards. In this presentation you will explore a rich palette of bulbs that will enrich your garden's season-long color.

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