Horticultural Science deals with the creation, production, distribution and use of fruit, vegetable, ornamentals, greenhouse, turf and specialty crops. The Department of Horticulture serves the citizens of Wisconsin and the global community through programs in instruction, Extension, continuing education, research and international agriculture. Programs are focused on the fundamental studies of plant biology, production, and utilization of horticultural crops. Program graduates may be employed not only in the more typical plant nurseries and landscapes, greenhouses, public parks, vegetable fields, and golf courses, but also in hospitals (horticultural therapy), aerospace (food and recycling in space labs), and zoos (managing environments for animals and visitors). What they have in common is a strong desire to work intensively with plants to improve our environment and our health.

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