Current House Project​

The Lilly greenhouse will have a pilot greenhouse improvement project for 3 ranges this summer as a direct result of researcher feedback we received as part of Bob Pruitt’s greenhouse evaluation.  Range 3, 5, 6 are the older greenhouses that have the best concrete floors but the worst environmental controls.  The improvements will include replacing the controllers, doing a deep cleaning, and replacing the lights.  The struggling Grow-tron controllers will be replaced with new Argus controllers.  Ron Steiner and his crew will rent a steam jenny (the same equipment they use at Disney to make the pavement look new each day) to clean all the concrete.  The lights will be repurposed and new 600W high pressure sodium lights, like in the current weed science greenhouses, will be installed.  Future plans may include replacing the stationary tables with mobile tables.  In addition, there will be some changes in space allocation in both facilities to accommodate the maximum number of users.



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