The research greenhouses are computer controlled to provide consistent, reliable environments for optimal plant growth. Five greenhouse compartments are dedicated to research, including one large isolation compartment with a separate entrance to meet requirements for containment. Control systems are available to monitor and adjust all aspects of heating, cooling, lighting and watering according to the project requirements.
The facility is equipped with alarms and backup control systems in the event of equipment malfunction or power interruption. The research greenhouses are supported by a microbiology laboratory, wet chemistry lab, tissue culture lab, and several Conviron growth chambers.See all programs of Olds College Center of Innovation