Two University forests (totaling 2,000 acres), the 800-acre Swift River Wildlife Management Area of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the 81,000-acre Quabbin Reservation of the Metropolitan District Commission offer unique field study areas close to campus.
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources and the Environment
Cadwell Memorial Forest, Mt. Toby Demonstration Forest
Plant diagnostic services offered include insect ID, weed ID, nematode analysis, fungal and bacterial disease diagnosis, and plant ID. In most cases, diagnostic recommendations help to mitigate current problems and reduce or eliminate future problems. Diagnostic Service Areas:Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Turf Disease, Floriculture, Vegetable, Soil and Plant Tissue Testing
A resource available for testing soil and water for the presence of pesticides. Facility provides analytic services of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and their metabolites using state-of-the-art liquid and gas chromatograph techniques.
On site research laboratories are working in essential oil extraction, plant monitoring, biological screening, constituent analysis, tissue culture production, food additives, psychotherapy activities, traditional uses, and human disease control. Translation services available. Professional contacts throughout the world and can furnish both local and international service.