Horticulture at MSU...
...science and technology to cultivate human and environmental health.
Recent News and Events:
Dr. James Hancock Featured on MSU Today
In the 1960s, MSU horticulturist Stanley Johnston, perhaps best known for developing the Red Haven peach, created both the Northland and Bluehaven blueberry varieties. But few MSU plant breeders have been more successful than AgBioResearch scientist James Hancock. A professor of horticulture and recipient of the 2014 MSU Innovation Center Technology Transfer Achievement Award for excellence in applying innovation to create real-world solutions, Hancock developed three of the world's most widely planted Northern Highbush blueberry varieties: Aurora, Draper and Liberty along with several other successful cultivars throughout his three decades at MSU.
MSU Alumni Association features Garden Day in LENS program
The Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens and MSU Alumni Association are happy to bring you a preview of Garden Day 2014. First, take those herbs and put them to use! Learn news ways to cook, drink and even decorate using your herbs from Education Coordinator, Jessica Albright. Then discover some imaginative container ideas, and learn how to fill them with colorful foliage, flowers, vegetables and herbs with Annual Trial Garden Manager Daedre Craig.
The was a LIVE streaming event on June 24th. Click here to watch the recording via the LENS archive.
Nicholas Chase - 2014 MSU Student Employee of the Year
Every year student employees in various departments, units and offices at MSU are nominated by their supervisors for the Student Employee of the Year Award. This year the honor went to an outstanding employee here in the Department of Horticulture, Nicholas Chase.
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Horticulture Student Grows Entrepreneurial Spirit on MSU's Campus
Horticulture senior Karri Tomich-Baylis picks tarragon leaves April 23, 2014, in Bailey GREENhouse. Many herbs in the greenhouse are used as tea leaves and are organically grown in Bailey GREENhouse by MSU's Residential Initiative for the Study of the Environment, commonly known as RISE.
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Credit: Erin Hampton/The State News