Our next-generation controlled-environment facilities include growth cabinets, growth rooms, a speed breeding facility, polytunnels and glasshouses equipped with specialist lighting and environmental controls.
Most controlled growth facilities are not able to replicate field conditions in a controlled manner. This limits the capacity to identify and understand plant responses to the different environmental stresses that are encountered in a typical growing environment. Our facility can replicate future environments and climates by controlling light intensity and quality, temperature, precipitation (or drought) and ambient gas composition.
These specialised, bespoke growth facilities provide a unique opportunity to undertake this research in the UK.