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Department of Horticulture

The Department of Horticulture at Washington State University

The WSU Department of Horticulture serves the Pacific Northwest with science-based solutions farmers, orchardists, and greenhouse operators. In Washington alone, agriculture is an $11 billion per year industry that creates nearly 165,000 jobs. Washington grows 300 different crops–and its workforce is as diverse as the crops we grow. Most of the state’s farms are family-owned–with 27,000 owned by women. From apples to zucchini, the Department of Horticulture has fully integrated programs in teaching, research, and extension.

Undergraduate Programs in Horticulture

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Agricultural Biotechnology

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Fruit & Vegetable Management

Landscape, Nursery & Greenhouse Management

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Viticulture & Enology

A roll of wheat in a field

Agricultural and Food Systems (AFS)

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Minor in Horticulture

Multi-campus Learning

Faculty in Horticulture are located across the state within a dynamic range of agricultural systems and settings.

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Why a Horticulture Degree from WSU?

WSU Horticulture is among the top ten programs in the U.S., offering a world-class education for students interested in a career that can directly impact the welfare of their community.

Research & Extension Areas

WSU Extension

Engaging people, organizations, and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being, and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research. Visit WSU’s Extension site.

Research & Extension
Centers

Mount Vernon
Prosser
Puyallup
Wenatchee

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Plant Genetics, Biotechnology & Informatics

Plant Genetics, Biotechnology & Informatics

The following faculty participate in the following research and extension areas. Click a name to learn more about these individuals and their current work.

Potato and Vegetable Crops

Potato and Vegetable Crops

The following faculty participate in the following research and extension areas related to potato and vegetable crops. Click a name to learn more about these individuals and their current work.

Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees

The following faculty participate in the following research and extension areas related to tree fruit. Click a name to learn more about these individuals and their current work.

Viticulture and Small Fruits

Viticulture and Small Fruits

The following faculty participate in the following research and extension areas related to viticulture and small fruit. Click a name to learn more about these individuals and their current work.

Urban Horticulture

Urban horticulture

The following faculty participate in the following research and extension areas related to urban horticulture. Click a name to learn more about these individuals and their current work.