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Plant Growth Chamber
Plant Growth Chamber
We specialize in both reach in and walk-in Plant Growth Chamber allowing various permutation and combinations according to customers requirement. WEIBER Plant Growth Chambers are designed to study the effect of described different environmental factors such as humidity, temperature and light in various application tests on the growth of plants.
Plant growth and geographic distribution are greatly affected by the environment. If any environmental factor is less than ideal, it limits a plant's growth and/or distribution. For example, only plants adapted to limited amounts of water can live in deserts.
Either directly or indirectly, most plant problems are caused by environmental stress. In some cases, poor environmental conditions (e.g., too little water) damage a plant directly. In other cases, environmental stress weakens a plant and makes it more susceptible to disease or insect attack.
Environmental factors that affect plant growth include
- Temperature : is a measure of the intensity of heat. Plant growth occurs in a fairly narrow range : 60 - 100 degrees F. Temperature directly affects the processes of photosynthesis, respiration transpiration and absorption of water and nutrients.
- Moisture supply : Plant growth is restricted by low and high levels of soil moisture as good soil moisture improves nutrient uptake. If moisture is a limiting factor fertilizer is not used efficiently.
- Radiant energy : quality, intensity and duration (photoperiodism) of light are important for the plant growth. Photoperiodism is defined as the behavior of plant in relation to length of the day. On the basis of day period the plants can be:
- Long day plants : Flowering occur only if days are longer than same critical period - 12 hours e.g. Grains and clovers
- Short day plants : Flowering occur only if days are shorter than critical period e.g. soybeans.
- Indeterminate : Flowering occurs over a wide range of day lengths. E.g. Tomato, cotton, buckwheat
- Composition of the atmosphere : plant growth majorly depends on the amounts of gases present in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen etc.
- Soil aeration and soil structure : Compact soils of high bulk density and poor structure are aerated poorly. Pore space is occupied by air and water so the amount of air and water are inversely proportional to the amount of oxygen in the soil. On well drained soils, oxygen content is not likely to be limiting to plant growth.
With a basic understanding of these factors, one (researcher/student) may be able to manipulate plants to meet required needs, whether for increased leaf, flower, or fruit production. By recognizing the roles of these factors, personnel also will be better able to diagnose plant problems caused by environmental stress.
- Aesthetically designed.
- Corrosion Resistant
- Energy Efficient
- CFC free cooling
- RS 232C interface