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

  • The 2019 Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Research Symposium held October 10th and 11th was an amazing event. There were 69 registered attendees, 2 guest speakers, 30 judges, 32 competition entries, and 6 non-competition presenters.

  • Congratulations to Todd Peterson, who was selected as an American Society of Agronomy Golden Opportunity Scholar. The GO Scholars Institute matches undergraduates with scientist-mentors and encourages students to pursue careers in the agronomic, crop, and soil sciences.

  • HCS PhD student, Katie D'Amico, received a 2018 USDA NIFE AFRI Predoctoral Fellowship. Katie's project proposal are below: 

    DNA methylomic profiling for the interrogation of aging and non-infectious bud failure in almond

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