The lab is fully sterilised. Technicians must wear protective clothing to mitigate the spread of disease between plants.
The boiler can raise temperature by heating water and circulating it round the greenhouse in heating pipes.
These are powerful grow lights which supplement the crop with light on cloudy days.
This can be drawn over the crop on very bright days, preventing the sun’s rays from scorching the crop.
This machine automatically picks up potted plants that are big enough and re-spaces them at a lower density.
This can be drawn over the crop during the winter months to prevent heat from escaping the greenhouse.
These move automatically, spraying water over the crop and providing the plants with water and feed.
The vents control temperature and humidity by opening and closing, allowing hot and humid air to escape the greenhouse.
The air conditioning units prevent plants in the cool zone from getting too hot during the summer months.
These keep the air in the greenhouse moving; preventing hot or cold spots and providing the crop with a continuous supply of fresh air.
Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
CO2 acts like a gaseous fertilizer. It can be drawn from the boiler flue, preventing it from entering the atmosphere and boosting plant growth at the same time.
This raises the humidity by spraying a very fine water mist into the greenhouse.
The sensors relay real-time greenhouse climate data back to the computer; such as humidity, solar radiation, temperature etc.
The plants are transported round the greenhouse on aluminium benches mounted on rail tracks.