Help your agricultural research shoot to new heights with the right plant growth chambers


In 1982, cosmonauts grew flowers in space from a tiny mustard species for the first time ever. The success was attributed to Svetoblok, the first airtight, sterile growth chamber for spaceflight. It helped scientists the world over understand the idea of plant chambers.

In 2020, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins harvested the radish crop on the International Space Station using a growth chamber that along with its LED lights and controlled release of release fertilizer, delivered water, nutrients, and oxygen to the plant roots.

Plant chambers – which are essentially enclosed and controlled environments used to cultivate plants by providing a stable and regulated environment for plant growth, with parameters such as temperature, humidity, light intensity, and carbon dioxide levels carefully controlled — have taken off in many ways being used by companies world over. With extreme weather patterns due to climate change posing serious challenges to crop productivity, researchers are using these chambers to understand better how to reduce yield losses, land use, and water and energy consumption.

According to IMARC Group’s latest report, the global plant growth chambers market size is likely to reach US$ 767.6 Million by 2028.

Where are plant growth chambers used?

Plant growth chambers are commonly used in plant research to study growth, development, and response to various environmental factors; crop improvement to study the effects of different growing conditions on crop yield; and in horticulture to develop new plant varieties.

They enable the simulation of different growing conditions and environments, such as different altitudes or climates, which may not be feasible in outdoor field studies.

5 reasons why plant growth chambers are used

1. Control

Plant growth chambers allow researchers to control and regulate environmental factors that affect plant growth, such as temperature, humidity, light intensity, and carbon dioxide levels.

2. Simulation

Plant growth chambers can simulate different growing conditions and environments, which may not be feasible in outdoor field studies leading to better strategizing for improving crop productivity and sustainability.

3. Variety

Growth chambers provide a uniform environment for plant growth, which allows for more precise measurements and analysis, and enable genetic modifications.

4. Convenience

These hermetically sealed chambers allow researchers to conduct experiments year-round regardless of the weather conditions.

5. Customization

Plant chambers have a modular design allowing for customization of environmental conditions.

Plant chambers offered by Blue Star E&E simulate a wide range of environmental conditions and have control systems crafted especially for the NEMA-level greenhouse. Blue Star E&E also offers special types of chambers for specific applications based on unique customer requirements. For instance, one can choose from the standard, reach-in, and walk-in versions. Give us a call today to get a plant chamber that’s perfect for your agri and horticultural needs.

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