Accession Number:

AD0683013

Title:

AN ARTIFICIAL CLIMATE CHAMBER FOR INVESTIGATING CROP PROTECTION

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An apparatus was developed which consists of 1 the phytotron - a chamber where experimental and other objects of investigation are placed it is mounted with special lights 2 the conditioner - a unit for artificially creating the required climatic conditions 3 a water supply facility 4 a control panel. The volume of the chamber is 15 cu m. There are shelves in it to hold the plants being tested, screened isolators for insects, etc. There is also a soil thermostat to maintain the plants, soil dwelling insects and microorganisms at the different temperatures. In this manner the required climatic conditions are created and maintained. Before the entrance is a vestibule where a faucet, sink, and bactericidal lamps are situated for disinfecting the clothing of those working with infectious pathogens of plant diseases.

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE