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Horticulture (MSLFS and PhD)

We are an interdisciplinary program with broad expertise in horticultural (fruit, vegetable, ornamental) crop production and the study of plant growth and development and plant interactions with the environment.  We are committed to improvement of human life through the cultivation of edible and ornamental crops, and the maintenance of sustainable designed and natural outdoor environments. Specific areas of faculty and student research include floriculture, urban horticulture, nursery production, viticulture, pomology, vegetable production, soil microbiology/metagenomics, resilient biofuels crops, ecological pest management, agriculture and climate change, genome editing for crop improvement. 

MS in Horticulture is available through Agriculture and Life Sciences; students apply to the MSLFS and select Horticulture as the program.