Departmental Facilities

Useful information for our graduate students on using the departmental facilities and equipment

Many departmental facilities are located on the fifth floor of the Agricultural Sciences and Industries (ASI) Building. Facilities include 14 research laboratories, 35 offices and classrooms, and 800 square feet of growth chamber space. Laboratories and offices also are located in the Chemical Ecology Laboratory and the Entomology Ornamentals and Turf Laboratory.


Keys to departmental facilities should be requested by your advisor to the administrative assistant, who will type a Key Request Form. The form must be taken to 114 Agricultural Administration Building. A deposit of $5/key will be charged; this deposit will be refunded upon return of keys.


  • An entomology greenhouse (Greenhouse H) is located behind Headhouse 3.
  • Cubicles are assigned to faculty on an individual basis for use in their respective research programs; requests are made through the facilities coordinator.
  • A large work area with potting benches is located in the south Headhouse area. All persons using the greenhouse are required to clean it after use, and trash receptacles are to be emptied in the dumpster outside the west entrance.
  • Keep potting/plant material away from floor drains. There is also a root washer located in the back area of Headhouse 3.
  • Waste soil is to be disposed of in the blue soil bins outside the west entrance to the Headhouse.
  • There is also a greenhouse located near the Chemical Ecology Lab. This greenhouse does not have a potting area, so please remove all potting/soil material from the floor of each cubicle.
  • All problems should be directed to the Greenhouse Coordinator.


The Entomology Farm is located at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in the Rock Springs area, approximately 10 miles west of campus. The Entomology Farm consists of 88 acres of test plots used for a wide range of faculty and student research projects.