The Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory brings together scientists researching animals, agriculture, insects, and plants under one roof. The unique combination of researchers provides many teaching opportunities for students, as well as premier research and outreach facilities.
By allowing for research contributions to agriculture, public health, communities, and wildlife, the lab aims to benefit Maine in a variety of ways, including protecting the natural resource- and food-based economies, adding to food safety and human health, and providing unique diagnostic and testing services to farmers, homeowners, and the public.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Closed Holidays
- USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Backyard Non-Poultry Flock in Rhode Island
- Maine Animal Health Officials Encourage Bird Owners to Continue Protecting Flocks from HPAI as Wild Birds Migrate
- USDA APHIS Offers Free Webinar, “Defend the Flock” on September 22, 2:30 p.m.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance