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Introducing more growth towers

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We have introduced two more growth towers at our Invergowrie site. This development will allow the business to offer expanded capacity to develop new growth recipes for customers and enhance trial capabilities for the scientific research community.

This will offer more opportunity for our partners at the James Hutton Institute, who have been using the IGS Growth Towers to run studies on potato seed stock and soft fruits such as strawberries, as well as breeding new crop variants and proof of concepts on-site.

The study of plant light interaction has been carried out in the Growth Towers to determine the wavelengths of light which impact the growth cycle and flavour of plants.

The study results have identified the correct wavelengths which maximise yield and quality across different crops. These results indicate that our controllable lighting system can be tuned to exactly the right wavelength for each individual crop.

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