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Introduction

Horticultural crops are important sources of food, environmental enhancement, and personal enjoyment. The Horticultural Science and Biotechnology Program provides students with higher education and research opportunities in biotechnology, production, management, utilization, and postharvest handling of horticultural crops. The program focuses on plant breeding, genetics, basic and applied plant production technologies, environmenta conservation, and postharvest physiolosy and technology.

Program research fields include physiology, ecology, and genetics of horticultural crops and native plants. Research also covers the development of high quality, energy-saving, andenvironmentally friendly production systems, environmental and chemical control of plant growth and development, construction of genetic maps and the development of molecularmarkers, breeding of disease-resistant and functional cultivars using conventional methodsand biotechnology, rapid mass production of virus-free plants and secondary metabolites,postharvest management and processing for product quality maintenance, advanced andprotected horticulture and soilless culture, and the improvement of living environments usingornamental and landscape plants. Students in their second academic year can begin tospecialize in Horticultural Science and Biotechnology.

Students in graduate school can study in the following areas: vegetable science, pomology, floriculture and landscape plants, plant breeding, horticultural crop biotechnology and genomics, postharvest physiology and technology, plant environment control, and plant developmental biology. Career opportunities in horticultural science are numerous in all aspects of plant production and the related agribusiness fields both in the government and the private sector. Horticultural Science and Biotechnology students also have the opportunity to prepare for graduate school in preparation for teaching, research, or extension work.