Growth Facilities

Weld Hill Growth Facilities

The Weld Hill Growth Facilities consist of 12 individually controlled greenhouses and several types of growth chambers for precise control of growing conditions. Use of the growth facilities (greenhouses, growth chambers, and common gardens) requires an approved Space Request and is governed by the Weld Hill Plant Growth Facility Policies. No plants should be brought into the growth facilities without the approval of the Director of Research Facilitation [email].

Individually controlled greenhouses (x12)

384 sq ft each
2 fixed benches, 3 rolling benches
ARGUS controls: remote monitoring and data logging

Conviron PGR-15 Reach-In Chamber (x4)

16.1 sq ft growth area
69″ Extended growth height
Humidification and dehumidification control
Temperature Range: +10ºC to +45ºC lights ON; +4ºC to +45ºC lights OFF
High Light Intensity: 1150 micromoles/m2/s
CMP6050 Controls: remote monitoring and data logging

Conviron MPTC-144 Plant Production Chambers (x2)

144 sq ft growth area; 4 plant growth modules with 3-tier mobile shelving
17″ growth height
Humidity control
Temperature Range: +15ºC to +35ºC lights ON; +10ºC to +35ºC lights OFF
High Light Intensity: 425 micromoles/m2/s
CMP6050 Controls: remote monitoring and data logging

Conviron E7/2 Reach-In Chamber (x2)

8.2 sq ft growth area
23.5″ growth height
Humidity control
Temperature Range: +10ºC to +45ºC lights ON; +4ºC to +45ºC lights OFF
High Light Intensity: 550 micromoles/m2/s
CMP6050 Controls: remote monitoring and data logging

Conviron G30 Germination Chamber (x1)

16.1 sq ft growth area
72″ Extended growth height
Humidity control
Temperature Range: +10ºC to +45ºC lights ON; +4ºC to +45ºC lights OFF
High Light Intensity: 8 lamps per side
CMP6010 Controls

Conviron E8 Reach-In Chamber (x2)

8 sq ft growth area
69″ Extended growth height
Humidification and dehumidification control
Temperature Range: +10ºC to +45ºC lights ON; +4ºC to +45ºC lights OFF
Light Intensity: 1000 micromoles/m2/s
CMP6050 Controls: remote monitoring and data logging

TPC-19Biochambers TPC-19 Reach-In Chamber (x3)

20.4 sq ft growth area
56″ growth height
Additive Humidity
Additive CO2 and CO2 scrubber
CO2 sensor: Li-Cor Li-820
Temperature Range: +4ºC to +40ºC lights ON or OFF
Light Intensity: 1500 micromoles/m2/s
Light Sensor: Apogee QSO-A5E quantum PAR light sensor (400-700nm spectrum region)
Light Source: Halogen incandescent bulbs and T5HO fluorescent lamps
VNet Touch Controls: remote monitoring and data logging

LTPC-19Biochambers LTCB-19 Reach-In Chamber (x1)

19.8 sq ft growth area
51″ growth height
Additive Humidity
Additive CO2 and CO2 scrubber
CO2 sensor: Li-Cor Li-820
Temperature Range: -10ºC to +40ºC lights ON or OFF
Light Intensity: 1000 micromoles/m2/s
Light Sensor: Apogee QSO-A5E quantum PAR light sensor (400-700nm spectrum region)
Light Source: Halogen incandescent bulbs and T5HO fluorescent lamps
VNet Touch Controls, remote monitoring and data logging

Biochambers LTRB-37 Walk-In Growth Room (x1)

38 sq ft growth area
82″ growth height
Additive CO2
CO2 sensor: Li-Cor Li-820
Temperature Range: -5ºC to +40ºC lights ON; -10ºC to +40ºC lights OFF
Light Intensity: 1100 micromoles/m2/s
Light Sensor: Apogee QSO-A5E quantum PAR light sensor (400-700nm spectrum region)
Light Source: 400W metal halide and 400W High Pressure Sodium lamps
VNet Touch Controls: remote monitoring and data logging

Conviron A1000 Tissue Culture Chamber (x2)

26 sq ft growth area
8″ growth height
Humidity control
Temperature Range: 10-45ºC lights on; 4-40ºC lights off
Light Intensity: 200 micromoles/m2/s
CMP6010 Controls