Hubert C. Manis Entomological Laboratory
The Hubert C. Manis Entomological Laboratory is situated on about two acres and contains:
- Head house (1,593 square feet) with two walk-in growth chambers, a room for growth chambers, including seven incubators with high-intensity light upgrade, a room for preparing soil and pots, a work area and a manager room housing the Argus control system to regulate light and temperature.
- Insect Management Laboratory (800 square feet) with one large room used to process field samples and four growth chambers.
- Host Plant Resistance Laboratory (570 square feet) used for assessing the effects of host plant resistance on the insect-host plant interaction. This laboratory houses 10 light racks for experimentation. A small laboratory, isolated from the main laboratory building, has three growth chambers, one light rack and a small work area.
- Four small greenhouses (each 399 square feet).
- Nearly .5 acres of field plots for growing weeds for the biological-control-of-weeds program.
The Hubert C. Manis Entomological Research Laboratory was named in honor of Hubert Manis, head of the U of I Department of Entomology from 1946–1968.
The lab is located at 403 Farm Road in Moscow, at the intersection of A Street, Perimeter Drive and Harden Road.