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Welcome to Jacob Shur Research Facility

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Plant Breeding & Propagation Research Facility

The Jacob Shur Research Facility in Crystal specializes in advanced tissue culture techniques for plant breeding and propagation research in support of potato and horticultural industries.

The Jacob Shur Research Facility consists of a state-of-the-art tissue culture laboratory and three large greenhouses where faculty and other scientists use advanced tissue-culture techniques to develop plant varieties for Maine’s climate and soil conditions and conduct other agricultural research.