September 9, 2014. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Corn in different grow rooms within the large greenhouse are given different nutrients and amounts of light to monitor the effects of each environment. Omni sensors that monitor temperature, humidity, and light and carbon dioxide levels hang from the ceilings in each room.
The Syngenta Advanced Crop Lab is nearly one acre of advanced agricultural research under glass. The lab is capable of maintaining many different environments under its roof, allowing scientists to test the effects of various environmental elements on different crops and plants side by side.