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The Greenhouse Complex of the London Research and Development Centre

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Frontal view of the greenhouse complex of the London Research and Development Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's London Research and Development Centre in Ontario is home to a state-of-the-art $10-million greenhouse complex. The facility is an exciting milestone in the Centre's record of research excellence in field crops, bio-based products and processes, genomics and biotechnology, and integrated pest management. Take a video tour of the greenhouse to see the exciting research being done at the London facility.

The greenhouse complex provides controlled environment facilities for research that contributes to the productivity, yield and sustainability of the agricultural sector. Research projects in the greenhouse will help:

Collaborative partners include the University of Guelph, Western University, the Ontario Bean Producers' Marketing Board and the Grain Farmers of Ontario.

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Designed for maximum flexibility and space use efficiency

More about the bio-containment facility

Header House

Soil preparation, pot filling, and planting operations normally take place in the header house. It is also where pesticides are prepared under tightly regulated, safe-handling protocols. The header house is equipped with:

Pesticide-free wing

A second smaller greenhouse wing located immediately south of the current greenhouse accommodates research on insect pests. This greenhouse is used for research that does not allow the use of pesticides for insect control.

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Side view of greenhouse complex of the London Research and Development Centre
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Plants in the greenhouse complex of the London Research and Development Centre
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