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Conveyor belt keeps plants rolling


February 28, 2018
By Purdue University
Purdue University

The greenhouse at Purdue University features a new automated conveyor system that keeps plants moving.

Traditional greenhouses are full of microclimates because of inconsistent conditions. The temperature directly under a light can be much hotter than a spot just a few feet away and the area near a cooling panel can be considerably chillier. Air circulation also varies throughout, as do lighting conditions.

Researchers conducted a test comparing the automated greenhouse with a traditional greenhouse. Researchers found the automated greenhouse eliminated up to 90 percent of the variance caused by a traditional greenhouse.| READ MORE

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