Vertical growth tower

Growth towers are indoor vertical ecosystem that allow plants and crops to be produced at very high densities in totally controlled environments. They provide year-round production of identical plant material that is consistent and of high quality.

All aspects of the crop growing environment are controlled including light, temperature, water, nutrient and humidity.

Vertical growth towers serve as important research tools because their consistent year-round output accelerates gene discovery and crop breeding. The ability to continuously grow plants under optimized conditions enables the creation of multiple generations within a single year, thereby increasing the rate of new variety production.

By combining vertical growth towers with high-throughput phenotyping, rapid screening of breeding and mutant plant populations becomes possible

IGS Vertical Growth Tower at The James Hutton Institute

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