Staff expertise

  • Learn about the technical expertise​ offered in the Greenhouse

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The ​​Greenhouse staff are highly experienced in plant research. ​​​The team provides expertise and technical support in growing healthy plants, horticulture, nutrient management, soil treatment, identification of pests and diseases and their control measures. They are also experienced in decontamination and disposal of used soil and plants.​​​

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  • Horticulture

    ​​​Our horticulturists are experienced technicians with expertise in high quality propagation, growth and develo​pment, and yield of crops and plants.​

  • Nutrient management

    The lab employes experts in nutrient management who focus on providing optimal nutrients for plants​. These efforts aim to increase crop quantity and quality, as well as efficiency of nutrients.

  • Pest and disease management

    ​​The lab has expertise in controlling and treating pests and diseases affecting plants. Our efforts focus on application​ of appropriate chemicals, integrated pest management and fumigation.

  • Seed conservation

    ​​Conservation of genetic resources and diversity of our crops, landraces and related wild species is essential for genetic improvement of crops. Preserving seeds also guards against catastrophic events like natural disasters or disease outbreak. The most cost effective method of conservation is through the storage of seeds under specific conditions. Our technicians provide expertise to support the seed storage facility.

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