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
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
The Biology greenhouse facility encompasses 6626 sq. ft under glass of which approximately 90% is occupied by plants. The "Morrill" house is a semicircular unit attached to the south end of the Morrill Science Center. A glass tunnel leads to four identical ranges, numbered 1 to 4, that are divided into East and West sections. The "Clark" house is located about 100 feet away from Morrill and is attached to Clark Hall.
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.