There’s a new addition at Aquatrols’ headquarters in New Jersey. A brand new growth chamber was delivered to our facility this week, much to the delight of our Research and Development team. While it might not look like much, the new growth chamber will help to greatly increase the quality of our on-site product research and development.
Growth chambers allow researchers to conduct experiments in strictly controlled environments. Operators are able to closely monitor and control humidity levels, temperatures, and lighting throughout the duration of trial periods.
Samara Gray, an agronomist who has worked on Aquatrols’ Research and Development team for six years, says the entire R&D department is excited about the new tool. “It will help to improve our in-house studies and trials by allowing us to better control external factors and eliminate elements of variability,” she said.
Varying conditions in the greenhouse and out in the field can significantly alter experiments, especially in New Jersey, where weather conditions can change at the drop of a hat. “Even in the greenhouse, conditions can vary from pot to pot, making it difficult to discern the effects of certain applications,” Gray said.
Experiments conducted in the new growth chamber will help Aquatrols to better understand the effects of chemical applications on plant and soil health. We look forward to sharing these results with you in the near future. Stay tuned!