Plant Growth Chambers
Plant growth chambers are capable of catering towards a range of agricultural applications, from food cultivation to research studies.
Biora Plant Growth Chambers can be deployed to any environment to replicate a set of climatic conditions. This versatility, coupled with reliability and a proven track record give Biora Plant Growth chambers the distinction of being a market-leading product.
In addition to world class lighting, atmospheric control and gas monitoring, our grow chambers also come equipped with an advanced HMI allowing fine manipulation of the internal conditions of the unit.
Ideal for outdoor locations, the fully portable design of Biora Grow Rooms and Greenhouses eliminates the hassle of on-site installation and certification.
Available in a range of sizes, from 240L to 1400L, Biora Reach-In Plant Growth Chambers come with stainless steel shelving, as well as a range of premium lighting options.
Plant Growth for Research Purposes
Plant growth for research falls under two main categories – speed breeding and plant physiology research.
What is speed breeding?
Speed breeding is a process that shortens the breeding cycle and accelerates plant research activity through rapid development of new plant cultivars with favourable traits.
While traditional breeding methods take many years to develop, speed breeding, as the name suggests, speeds up the process of identifying and introducing favourable plant characteristics. This might include drought tolerance, yield, disease tolerance or physiology.
An addition to from optimising temperature and humidity, Biora Plant Growth Chambers can also be used to extend photoperiod (light exposure) a plant receives which can dramatically increase the breeding cycle of a plant. With optimised environmental conditions, it’s not uncommon to achieve 4-5 generations per year, compared to 1-2 in field-grown crops.
What is plant physiology research?
Plant physiology research is the study of the variation and structure of plants at a molecular and cellular level. This is important for the improvement of crop production and quality of food. It also enables a better understanding of a plants susceptibility to disease and other growth abnormalities. Climate change is a particular topical area of plant physiology research today, as research look at how plants cope with stresses relating to an increase in mean temperatures (heat stress) and reduced rainfall (drought tolerance). The goals of any plant breeding program are often driven by the outcomes of plant physiology research.
Outdoor Plant Growth Chamber Extends Research Capabilities
Grow Chambers for Cannabis Cultivation
As legal medicinal cannabis becomes more widespread, the industry is becoming more professional. By adopting the methods and rigour of horticultural sciences, it is ensuring that it can produce safe, consistent and high-quality products for a fast-growing market.
In the medicinal cannabis industry, consistency is not just a luxury but a necessity. To make cultivation cycles work, cannabis producers needed to reliably keep their mother plants in a vegetative state and ensure the highest levels of crop consistency between cycles. This makes the use of environmental-controlled grow rooms and greenhouses vital; providing regulation over lighting, temperature, airflow and humidity.