Facilities and Resources

PB graduate students and faculty have access to excellent greenhouse and growth chamber facilities, as well as outstanding curated living and herbaria plant collections. As the flagship campus of the UMass system the university has state-of-the art instrumentation and computational capacity for genomics, biochemical and cell biological studies. There are multiple sites for field research and teaching, along with plant, soil and water diagnostic laboratories. 

Greenhouses and Plant Collections

CNS Research and Education Greenhouses

Morrill Greenhouses

Durfee Conservatory


Plant Cell Culture Collection

Natural History Collections (including the Herbarium and Ray Ethan Torrey Botanical Greenhouse)


Research Equipment and Core Facilities

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

Flow Cytometry Core

Mass Spectrometry Core

Biophysical Characterization Core (CD, AUC, light scattering, X-ray, etc)

Keck Electron Microscopy Center

Light Microscopy Core

UMass Genomics Resource Lab

High Field NMR


Field Research and Teaching Facilities

Agriculture Learning Center (Amherst)

Crop and Animal Research and Education Center (South Deerfield)

Joseph Troll Turf Research Facility (South Deerfield)

Cold Spring Orchard (Belchertown)

Cranberry Experiment Station (East Wareham)

UMass Center for Urban Sustainability (Waltham)


Diagnostic Laboratories

Plant Diagnostics Laboratory

Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory

Environmental Analysis Laboratory


Additional Resources

Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Properties

Harvard Forest

Water Resources Research Center