Why Study Horticulture?

Interested in creating a secure and sustainable food source for the future? Or, is the design, construction, and management of community and private gardens and landscapes more your speed?

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Get a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 

As an undergraduate, you’ll get firsthand experience with Oregon horticulture. Many courses include field trips to farms, orchards, vineyards, golf courses, landscape management firms, and contemporary and historic landscapes.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer opportunities for research, field work, and interdisciplinary study. The majority of our graduate students secure generous funding through research assistantships.

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Research & Extension

Explore our programs and projects to learn about how we are working to solve problems, create opportunities, and improve lives and livelihoods for Oregonians. Many of our programs also have national and global impact as they deliver knowledge and resources applicable to horticultural systems across the nation and around the world.

Ecological and Environmental Landscapes

We're committed to researching and promoting managed horticultural ecosystems and plant biological systems that contribute to clean air and water, biodiversity, greenspace and overall livability in Oregon and beyond.

Sustainable Food & Farming Systems

We research questions and share knowledge that improve production efficiency, environmental quality, livelihoods, food quality, and human well-being in food and farming systems.

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In the News

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How to help Oregon gardens and landscapes through summer heat

Here are some tips from Oregon State University Extension Service experts for preparing for heat and drought. For more, read ...

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Scientists release hundreds of wasps to save Willamette Valley fruits

Walton said at first, growers used more pesticides to combat the flies, but insects eventually become resilient to such chemicals, so he and...

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California court rules a bumble bee is a fish with legal protections

Andony Melathopoulos, Oregon State University Extension Service’s pollinator health specialist and assistant professor, said that although the...

Oregon State scientists set to release wasp that targets invasive fruit flies

Later this month, agricultural scientists at Oregon State University will release a parasitic wasps into the public to fight off an invasive...

What chemicals attract filbertworm to hazelnuts

Betsey Miller, OSU Horticulture Instructor/Researcher discusses her latest research on filbertworm. But what exactly attracts filbertworm to...