UMass Cultivates in New Greenhouse
At UMass Amherst, the new Research & Education Greenhouse, a $10.8 million renovation and expansion, provides outstanding research and teaching space for plant biology. The new greenhouses are state-of-the-art, featuring sophisticated automated systems to control natural and artificial lighting, temperature, humidity, and irrigation and fertilization. The control systems can also adapt the interior environment to the sun, wind and weather. The facility has two research labs, a wet/dry classroom for botany instruction and a core facility for seed germination.