Horticulture at MSU...
...science and technology to cultivate human and environmental health.
Recent News and Events:
Spring Program: It's All About Plants
May 3, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:15pm
New and Underused Annuals
The Hunt for New and Improved Flowering Shrubs
Growing Native Plants- America's Roots in Your Garden
Hardy Herbaceous Perennials and Graceful Grasses
Click here for more information and to register online!
MSU Students Place Third Overall at the 2014 PLANET Student Career Days!
Congratulations to the members of Horticulture Club that represented MSU at PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days held at Colorado State University last week. The four-day event consisted of educational workshops, a career fair, and 28 competitive events which have been termed the Landscape Olympics. Team members competed against 743 students representing 65 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada. MSU once again made a strong showing finishing in third place behind Brigham Young University - Provo and BYU - Idaho. Fourth place went to the University of Georgia. Other Big Ten schools competing included Penn State (11th), Maryland (16th), Ohio State (44th), Illinois (50th), and Purdue (64th)
Weed Science Society of America Announces 2014 Winners in Annual Awards Program
WSSA honored Erin Haramoto, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Haramoto's research focuses on weed population dynamics, nitrogen loss and profitability in strip-tilled vegetable systems. She has authored or co-authored 10 publications in refereed journals and has presented her research at 10 conferences. She also has given many extension talks during field days and grower meetings. Haramoto has worked as a teaching assistant and as a guest lecturer on weed management. She now is helping to organize an annual Plant Science Graduate Student Research Symposium.