Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science is an engaging program filled with in depth learning experiences, scientific discovery, research opportunities, and respected academics. We have two majors, Sustainable Plant Systems and Professional Golf Management. The Sustainable Plant Systems major has specializations in Agroecology, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biosciences, and Turfgrass Science. These specializations prepare students for successful careers in industry, education, research and more! Professional Golf Management helps students become PGA professionals. With its devoted faculty and staff, the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science is committed to providing an excellent educational experience for each student. Students will have opportunities to join clubs, research projects, and internships that provide additional educational experiences outside the classroom. Come grow with us! 

News

  • HCS faculty member, Dr. Katrina Cornish, created medical gloves that protects doctors and scientists from radiation and pathogens while not triggering allergic reactions. 

  • Will Hamman received second place in the Applied Soybean Research competition (M.S. division) at the American Society of Agronomy Annual meeting this week in Baltimore. His presentation was titled, "The Impact of Seeding Rate on Plant Architecture, Harvest Grain Loss, and Combine Fuel Use."

  • The 2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium held in Wooster showcased the amazing research being conducted by the department’s graduate students. The students had the opportunity to compete in oral and poster competitions, hear from guest speakers (Dr.

Videos

Chieri Kubota: “I grew up without knowing anything about agriculture.”
Chieri Kubota: "I grew up without knowing anything about agriculture"
Chieri Kubota: Controlled Environment Plant Systems
Chieri Kubota: Controlled Environment Plant Systems