Research Greenhouse

 

   The UTM Research Greenhouse (RGH) is an interdepartmental facility owned and managed by the Office of the Vice Principal for Research with help from Departments of Biology and Geography and Facilities Management and Planning. RGH has five glasshouses separated by glass and aluminum walls with remotely controlled side screens made of 100% polyolefin with 79% reflectivity, 99.9% shading level in diffused and direct PAR light and 0%UV light transmission.

   The climate controls at RGH is through HortiMax Synopta (Ridder Growing Solutions B.V.).  Below is the summary of RGH features:

 

Features

Room 106

Rooms 110 
& 112

Rooms 114
& 116

Fixed top 

5.49m x 0.76m

1.83m X 0.76m

1.83m X 0.76m

Roll top bench 1

3.51m X 1.24m

3.51m x 1.24m

3.51m x 1.24m

Roll top bench 2

3.66m X 1.24m

3.66m x 1.24m

3.66m x 1.24m

Roll top bench 3

3.51m x 1.24m

 

 

Roll top bench 4

3.66m x 1.24m

 

 

Temperature

Max 40 oC

71 or 152  – 40 oC

Max 40 oC

Supplemental lighting3

20 HPS, 600w, 208V

10 HPS, 600w, 208V

10 HPS, 600w, 208V

Shading

Yes

Yes

Yes

Additive humidity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automated irrigation 

4 valves, tempered city water

2 valves, tempered city water or R.O.

2 valves, tempered city water 

Facility alarms

Ridder / Honeywell

Ridder / Honeywell

Ridder / Honeywell

Environmental data logging

Ridder

Ridder

Ridder

1 minimum cold weather setpoint
2 minimum warm weather setpoint
Supplemental lighting: Additional 250 µmol m- s-2 when all lights are on and the PAR sensor is positioned 10" above roll-top bench.  Alternating light configuration supplements approximately 115 µmol m- s-2.

 

 

Space availability

 

user fees

 

 

User training

 

Protocols