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 30, 2019
The MSU Department of Horticulture welcomes Debalina Saha as a new assistant professor of horticulture specializing in weed management in the ornamental horticulture industry.
Published on September 24, 2019
The American Floral Endowment awards Caleb Spall, a senior in Horticulture, the Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship and Edward Tuinier Memorial Scholarship.
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.
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Published on October 14, 2019 by MSU's College of Natural Science News
Published on October 2, 2019 by MSU Today
Published on September 16, 2019 by Growing Produce
November 2, 2019 8:00AM - 4:00PM Plant & Soil Sciences Headhouse and Conservatory (1066 Bogue Street)
The MSU Horticulture Gardens are largely self-funded. Help us grow by taking home some wonderful airplants, succulents and other houseplants!
November 9, 2019 Starts 3 hours before the kickoff of the MSU vs. Illinois football game. Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910
Meet with alumni and mingle with supporters from Michigan’s agricultural and natural resources industries while enjoying great food and raising money for scholarships, student activities and alumni programming.
November 12, 2019 4:00PM - 5:00PM
The MSU community and those interested in plant resilience research are welcome to attend a social and poster session Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Molecular Plant Science atrium.