Study ways to improve crops and discover new crossbreeds of plants, and learn the latest approaches to the cultivation, marketing, and processing of ornamental plants, fruits, and vegetables. Topics include soil science and conservation, ornamentals and grasses, urban landscape management, sustainable horticulture, and much more.
Learn about agriculture biology and physical science through class instruction and internships with a specific emphasis on either entomology or plant pathology.
Study food and fiber production with an emphasis on subjects from crop pests to economics.
Horticulture is the science and art of cultivation, propagation, marketing, and processing of ornamental plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Horticulture is unique among plant sciences because it also incorporates art and the principles of design. With opportunities such as internships, hands-on learning, and faculty-led research, you will gain valuable experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.
Learn how soils are used as a natural resource to support agronomic production and environmental quality.
In this concentration, you will gain a background in applied agronomy and horticulture with a focus on production and economics.
From football fields to suburban landscapes, study the applications of turf and ornamental grass, pest identification and control, landscape design, small engine maintenance, and financial management. Also learn about the construction of landscape sites, including planting and maintaining woody and herbaceous plants and other herbaceous crops.
Learn about insects found in urban environments and how to manage for them.
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.
B.S., Bachelor of Science
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