Alaska: A home not only to enormous glaciers and wild salmon, but to a wide and unique variety of plant life. This was the destination for Horticultural Science professor Neil O. Anderson in fall of 2017 and again this spring, with the goal of expanding the germplasm collection for his chrysanthemum breeding program. Read more.
Our renowned faculty direct research in a wide range of areas including: fruit crop breeding, plant genetics and biology, plant growth and development, turfgrass science, post-harvest physiology, horticultural marketing, agroecology, and more.
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Students can concentrate their coursework in horticultural science while completing an interdisciplinary major in Plant Science or Food Systems. Applied skills are gained through hands-on laboratories, field activities, and active lectures.
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Faculty with Extension appointments work with farmer cooperators, industry leaders, and consumer groups to complete integrated research projects that directly benefit the greater community.
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Alumni of the Department of Horticultural Science move on to a variety of exciting careers in research, education, greenhouse and garden management, farm management, and more.
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