Department of Horticulture
Horticulture is about managing plants for human sustenance and lifestyle. The teaching, extension, and research programs within our Department focus on providing scientific information is to improve horticultural production systems that contribute to our everyday lives through food and landscapes.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Horticulture is about getting directly engaged in plant production. From internships and student research, clubs, extension programs to international study-abroad experiences, we will get you into the real world of horticulture and explore its diversity. In addition, Therapeutic Horticulture courses moved to Oregon State University help prepare students to register with the American Horticulture Therapy Association (AHTA).
The Future of Horticulture
Given the diversity of our Department and its ties to industry in Oregon and beyond, the future is strong. We touch the lives of many who work with and enjoy horticultural products, from breeding programs to develop new cultivars of food crops and ornamentals to improved management strategies for golf courses, vineyards, fruit trees, hazelnuts, berry crops, and home gardens alike. Furthermore, our Department includes entomology teams who work with pollinators and pests to understand their roles and ecosystem services.
In the News
Ramesh Sagili, an Oregon State University bee expert, has been appointed to a new pollinator subcommittee for the USDA National Agricultural...
Reports of worrisome symptoms prompted OSU to conduct a test last year that has verified the strain affects otherwise resistant hazelnut...
Oregon State University has a world renowned hazelnut breeding program, and the newest variety, Thompson, has recently been released. Thompson...