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
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.
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.
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.