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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Events

  • Aug 3

    Plant Trial Field Day 2021

    August 3, 2021 9:00AM – 11:45AM

    An opportunity for the industry to hear from MSU researchers about their latest research in ornamental garden plants and a chance to see our best plant performers in our annual trials.

  • Aug 19

    MSU Local Jobs and Internship Fair: 2021

    August 19, 2021 11:00AM – 2:00PM Online

    The MSU Local Jobs and Internship Fair 2021 will be held on August 19th. Students can register through MSU Handshake.

  • Aug 31

    CANR: College Colloquium 2021

    August 31, 2021 9:00AM – 12:00PM Anthony Hall, Room 1281

    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Institute of Agricultural Technology welcome new students at the College Colloquium event on Aug. 31.

  • Sep 17

    CANR Master's Student Commencement Ceremony: Sept. 2021

    September 17, 2021 3:30PM – 5:30PM Breslin Center

    Michigan State University will hold a commencement ceremony on Sept. 17 for CANR master's students who graduated in 2020 and summer 2021.

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