THE Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility will be inaugurated on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the International Rice Research Institute headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. The facility is a state-of-the art building that will serve as a key international resource and venue for biotechnological research and conservation of genetic diversity.
A number of controlled-environment rooms, and a large set of controlled-environment plant growth chambers will dominate the facility. When in operation, the facility will enable the nurture and study of plants, particularly rice, in a wide range of environments controlling for temperature, relative humidity, light intensity, photoperiod systems, water management systems, and the precise control of atmospheric gases.(PRESS RELEASE)