See you at the upcoming meeting of the Committee on Controlled Environment Technology and Use, April 9-12, 2017. The meeting is taking place in Monterey, California at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove. It promises to be an educational and informative gathering. NCERA-101, NCR-101 is a committee of the USDA organized to help plant scientists understand how to use controlled environment technology effectively and consistently.
The first multiple chamber phytotron of Frits Went was introduced in the 1940s (1). While plant growth chamber technology has changed since these early days, the need for this research equipment has not. Today plant growth chambers are an indispensable tool used around the world as they continue to offer distinct advantages over greenhouses or fields. Chief among these advantages is reproducibility. As an agricultural scientist, reproducibility is critical to enable the research process, conduct experimentation, gather empirical data, test hypotheses, and formulate conclusions. With a high degree of reproducibility scientists in one part of the world can validate (or falsify) the findings of other scientists and drive the discovery process.
Alterations in rice chloroplast integrity, photosynthesis and metabolome associated with pathogenesis of Rhizoctonia solani
The objective of this blog is to provide insight on the technologies associated with plant growth chambers around the world by showcasing their usage in universities, institutes and other research centers of excellence.
The blog draws upon the work of clients and other users of controlled environment equipment, Conviron subject matter experts and Conviron’s long history as the world’s leading manufacturer of controlled environments.