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Plant Science Research and Education Facility.
This facility has a classroom, three greenhouses totaling 5500 sq. ft., and approximately 50 acres devoted to small plot research and teaching projects in plant and soil science. Over twenty faculty and their graduate students use this facility for their research and teaching efforts. During the school year, classes from the Department of Plant Science as well as the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the College of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology meet here to obtain hands-on training in both the scientific and practical aspects of agriculture.



Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory.
The primary purpose of the laboratory is to provide lime and fertilizer recommendations for commercial agriculturalists and home owners. We also analyze research samples for scientists in the Department of Plant Science and the Department of Natural Resources. The laboratory analyzes about 17,000 soil samples annually.



Agriculture Biotechnological Laboratory.
The Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratory building (ABL) is adjacent to the George White building and houses faculty and graduate students from the Department of Plant Science. This state-of-the-art facility provides undergraduate students with the opportunity for research experiences as Independent Studies, or as paid employees within different laboratories. Opened in 2000, the ABL received a new wing in 2002.




Home and Garden Center.
Located in the Ratcliffe Hicks building, the H&G Center provides a wealth of information for homeowners throughout the state of Connecticut.




Turfgrass Disease Diagnostic Center.
Located within the W.B. Young building, the Turfgrass Disease Diagnostic Center services commercial turfgrass managers throughout the country. Established in 2005, the diagnostic centerís primary goal is to provide rapid and accurate analysis of biotic and abiotic turfgrass problems on golf courses, athletic fields and other highly maintained turfgrass areas.



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