The University of Missouri is enhancing its plant biology program with a major $28.2-million expansion of a state-of-the-art research greeenhouse and plant growth chamber facility.
The new facility will have 22,880 square feet of research greenhouse space, with some of the greenhouse modules featuring plant growth height of up to 21 feet, 6 inches - the tallest on the MU campus.
The new plant growth chambers will control lighting, temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide. The facility will feature 9,385 square feet (872 square meters) of space for controlled environment plant growth research and include seed storage and drying rooms as well.
The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) at the University of Missouri is recognized as one of the top plant research and training programs in the United States. In May 2008, a Blue Ribbon Team of scientists concluded that, “using any metric of success, the IPG is an exceptional program of research excellence.”