Greenhouse Services

Greenhouse Maintenance


This critical support service group is responsible for maintaining IFDC’s two greenhouse facilities and coordinating with IFDC scientists to move research from the laboratory to the greenhouse evaluation stage of the technology development process. The work of the staff includes soil collection and setting up and conducting experiments in IFDC greenhouses and laboratories.

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Staff Responsibilities


The work of the staff includes soil collection and setting up and conducting experiments in IFDC greenhouses and laboratories. IFDC technicians also take various measurements during experiments; collect samples of soils, plants and water; and process data for reporting purposes. The group assists in conducting field trials within institutional research projects and in support of partner institutions and farmer projects. The greenhouse services staff acts in a “surge” capacity, assisting in fertilizer materials research in laboratories and in the IFDC pilot plant.

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