The role of the plant growth facility is to provide support for the teaching and research needs of the university related to plant production. 


This 10,000 square foot’ facility consists of support space, greenhouses and a growth chamber facility. Five greenhouses on the first floor of the building provide a total growing area of 5200 square feet’. The two upper floors contain environmental growth chambers—computer controlled environments that are programmed by the staff. The computers deliver proper levels of light, temperature and humidity to foster the most ideal growth for the experiments. The facility has over 20 reach-in and walk-in plant growth chambers and two tissue culture chambers. Greenhouse staff assists with advising and tending experiments that are set up by students and faculty for research purposes in both the greenhouses and the growth chambers. rows


s Greenhouse staff provides all plant care including: m
  • Watering and nutrient management (365 days a year)
  • Pest control, utilizing chemical as well as bio control strategies
  • Programming environmental conditions in all greenhouses and growth chambers
  • Greenhouse maintenance and sanitation
  • Autoclaving all greenhouse and chamber plant material
  • Other cultural practices as needed