The greenhouses are efficient research machines. Two houses of high-tech glass and steel enclose a series of research compartments, each capable of maintaining a separate experimental environment. Sophisticated, automated controls modulate sunlight, artificial lighting, temperature, humidity, irrigation, and fertilization, adapting the interior environment in response to the sun, wind, and weather. The houses maximize plant growth while providing an open, flexible environment for botany research and instruction.
17 Jul 2013