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The Plant Accelerator® contains 34 greenhouses in PC2 and non-PC2 areas ranging in size from 24m2 to 48m2 and 72m2. Some greenhouses are quarantine approved to allow plant growth from imported seeds.
The greenhouses are fitted with evaporative and/or refrigerated cooling. Variance in temperature in the greenhouse can be pre-programmed to reflect external conditions (e.g. cool nights, moderate mornings, hot afternoons).
The greenhouses' double glazed acrylic skin provides good insulation properties and transmits the entire spectrum of UV light, ensuring that internal environmental conditions are as close as possible to those in the field.
Some greenhouses are designed for growing rice, whilst others are fitted with total block out screens enabling day lengths to be shortened.
The University of Adelaide
Last Modified 22/05/2013 Helli Meinecke
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