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Bradfield and Emerson Halls, which were designed by architect Ulrich Franzen in 1968, house the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, the Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and a portion of Natural Resources. Laboratory research activities are concentrated in an eleven-story air-conditioned research tower, which contains staff and graduate offices, workrooms, and laboratories. Among the specialized facilities are laboratories for ICP micro-chemical analysis, inorganic and organic analysis, microscopic imaging, fermentation, biochemical analysis, and tissue culture, as well as growth chambers, incubators, freezer rooms, and related service and preparation facilities.

Field, greenhouse, and other specialized facilities at Cornell which are used by the department include the following: