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The Department of Horticultural Science is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a leader in innovative research in a broad-range of applied and basic research. We train exceptional graduate students and provide answers that address industries needs for knowledge and techniques to remain competitive. Research faculty in the Horticultural Science Department work collaboratively in graduate training and research. The quality of our department's research programs is substantiated by the number of awards that the faculty and graduate students have received at the University, State, Regional, and National levels.