Plant Science
Plant Science Department

Plant Science

Growing Careers, Feeding the Future

We emphasize high-impact teaching practices to develop an inclusive and highly skilled workforce of Cal Poly Pomona graduates in sustainable produce, agronomic, and tree fruit industries; urban agriculture, controlled environment agriculture; and plant science across the green industries from water resources and irrigation design, arboriculture, golf and sports turf management, to public horticulture and natural resources conservation

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Plant Science News

CPP Students Did ‘Putterly’ Amazing Placing in Annual Turf Bowl

February 20, 2024

Cal Poly Pomona students participated in the Turf Bowl 2024 in Arizona this month, with the first of two teams placing ninth and the second team tying for eleventh, respectively.

CPP Professor Emerita Honored as Inductee Into Green Industry Hall of Fame

February 13, 2024

Professor Emerita Valerie Mellano was recently inducted to the Green Industry Hall of Fame for her career in higher education and advising farmers on environmental issues.

Why Winter Is a Great Time to Plant and Maintain Herbs in Southern California

January 30, 2024

Experts say now is a great time to plant many annual herb plants and it’s also the time to perform some much-needed maintenance on perennial herbs.

Lecturer Honored for Teaching

October 25, 2023

Lecturer Faculty, Tracey Takeuchi, M.S. was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Allan Romander Mentor Awards by the Western Region Certified Crop Adviser program.

La Urban Farms Plans to Donate Grow Tower to Cal Poly Pomona’ President’s Office

November 21, 2023

Lecturer Faculty, Kathleen Blakistone, M.S. Secures Donation of Aeroponic Grow Tower to Grow Food at President’s Office

Hall Of Fame Inductees

November 2023

Professor and Chair Emeritus, Dr. Valerie Mellano, Inducted into the 2023 Green Industry Hall of Fame