Curriculum for Sustainable Horticultural Production Option

As a student focusing on the Sustainable Horticultural Production option at Oregon State University, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to manage integrated and organic fruit, berry, vegetable, nursery and/or greenhouse production systems. You will gain knowledge and experience in integrated pest management, plant propagation, plant nutrition, soil science, ecology, economics and business.

Recent graduates who have focused on Sustainable Horticultural Production have become plant breeders, started small farms, worked as field scouts and crop advisors, managed retail gardens and nurseries, and gone to graduate school.

Active Learning

hort classAs a student studying Sustainable Horticultural Production, you'll spend time in our greenhouses and out in the field, studying the best production methods. The Department of Horticulture encourages students to get out of the classroom and take a hands-on approach to learning so that they become proficient in the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their horticultural career.

Our Locations and Facilities

Organic Agriculture Program

Research Farms

Nursery, Greenhouse, and Christmas Trees

Oregon Vegetables



Internship Process and Requirements

Research/Thesis Process and Requirements

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Next Steps and Resources for Beginning Farmers

Sustainable Food Jobs

The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

About Horticulture

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