School of Biosciences
Food Processing Facility

Plant and crop growth facilities

Extensive growth facilities enable studies in a range of model plants and crop species including tomato, oil seed rape, wheat, barley and rice

Field trial sites

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We have capability to deliver between 25 - 30 field trials per year, comprising up to 10,000 plots across 15 hectres. Trials are conducted by a specialist team with access to field trial specific equipment and machinery.

We can undertake work in a number of areas including:

  • Crop varieties
  • Seed rates
  • Agrochemicals
  • Environmental impacts

Demonstration trials can also be conducted for commercial companies.


Growth rooms

Growth Rooms 345 W 31 Oct 23

Our controlled growth room space ranges from simple lit reach-in cabinets to high specfication walk-in rooms with precise, uniform and repeatable control of parameters:

  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Humidity
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Other environmental conditions


Glasshouses 345 W  31 Oct 23

We have over 1800m² glasshouse and polytunnel growing space serviced by a specialist team. We can undertake work in a number of areas including:

  • Seed bulking
  • Plant nutrition
  • Plant physiology 




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School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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