Horticulture faculty contribute to research, teaching, and Extension programs in collaboration with people who share an interest or passion for managing plants for human use and enjoyment.
Research faculty explore the frontiers of genetics, genomics, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, soils, crop and nutrient management, water quality and conservation, tillage and cropping systems, integrated pest management, and sustainable and organic farming systems.
Teaching faculty train students in integrated horticulture production (IHP), turf, and landscape management while other faculty teach graduate courses.
Extension faculty deliver educational topics in a variety of formats and research applications within subject matter or commodity areas.
We envision these programs contributing to either environmental landscapes or sustainable food and farming systems—important research areas within the Department of Horticulture.