Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner in the lab points to data on her computer monitor

New Plant, Animal, and Insect Laboratory for Maine

For information about our current labs, visit the Maine Animal Health Lab and Insect Pests, Ticks and Plant Diseases websites.

In November 2014, Maine voters approved an $8,000,000 bond referendum to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth in natural resource based industries, and monitor human health threats related to ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs through the creation of a Plant, Animal, and Insect Laboratory administered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Explore the ways the new Plant, Animal, and Insect Laboratory will benefit Maine:

  • Protecting the natural resource based economy
  • Protecting food safety and human health
  • Providing unique diagnostic and testing services for Maine’s future

The new laboratory is slated to open by early 2018. READ MORE