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Turf Research Facility

2-acre Troll Turf Research Center tests varieties of turf grass, to water usage, nutrition, wear of sports on turf, biological control of insects and weeds and low temperature disease control.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

UMass Extension

Contact: 

Thom Griffin, Manager

Location: 

French Hall

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Orchard, Cold Spring

The Cold Spring Orchard Horticultural Research Center conducts tree & small fruit research. It is the premier pomology facility in New England. The Orchard studies ways to grow more tree fruit in less space, compare the ability of varieties of fruit to resist disease and insects, and search for ways to reduce the amount of potentially hazardous chemicals used in growing fruit

Department(s): 

Plant Soil and Insect Sciences
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

Duane Greene, Director

Location: 

391 Sabin Street, Belchertown, MA 01007

Resources: 

215-acre research orchard

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Natural Resources Assessment Group

Aerial photo interpretation -- GIS lab. change detection in land planning, forestry, agriculture, environmental conservation, and natural resource management. Digital Transfer Scope (Optem) & workstation, ArcView input

Department(s): 

Plant Soil and Insect Sciences
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

Peter Veneman

Location: 

11 Stockbridge Hall

Resources: 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)workstations, maps

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Floriculture Diagnostic Laboratory

Provides Integrated Pest Management services -- pest identification, diagnosis services for commercial flower growers who have problems with insects, diseases or plant nutrition. Facility located in the Microbiology Department.

Department(s): 

Microbiology
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

UMass Extension

Contact: 

Rob Wick

Location: 

Holdsworth Hall

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Farm, Hadley

A 131-acre farm adjacent to campus provides one of the finest collegiate horse facilities in the country, and includes a 100-ft. by 200ft. indoor riding arena, a full-sized dressage arena, and a 5/8-mile training track. These facilities afford opportunities for classes, demonstrations, show exhibits, and community education.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Veterinary and Animal Sciences

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment
UMass Extension

Location: 

115 Stockbridge

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Farm, South Deerfield

358-acre agronomy and vegetable farm, (cattle and swine) facilities for sterile embryo collection, large animal surgery, as well as laboratories for embryo manipulation that includes laminar flow hoods and micromanipulators. Home to George, Charlie and Albert, the first cloned and transgenic cattle

Department(s): 

Plant Soil and Insect Sciences
Shared Resource
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Veterinary and Animal Sciences

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment
UMass Extension

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Farm, Tilson

poultry -- facilities for handling small numbers of poultry and has barns that are used for larger scale experiments with small domestic animals

Department(s): 

Shared Resource
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Veterinary and Animal Sciences

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment
UMass Extension

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Cranberry Experiment Station

11-acre farm in East Wareham Farm is considered an international leader in integrated pest management for cranberry growers and has developed for distribution ecologically based pest management practices for growers.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

UMass Extension

Contact: 

Carolyn DeMoranville

Location: 

1 State Bog Road, P.O. Box 569, E.Wareham, MA

Resources: 

11-acre farm

Availability: 

Public

Research: