Cornell University recently announced a $4.7 million greenhouse reconstruction project at New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, NY.
The reconstruction project is sponsored by New York Gov. Andrew Como, and calls for the rebuilding of 21,000 square feet of greenhouses at NYSAES, originally built in the mid-1950s to early 1970s. Work on the project is slated to begin in May.
Part of the planned reconstruction includes new glass, better lighting, retractable shade curtains, increased eave heights, and upgrades to the cooling and climate controls.
“The critical research being done today in Geneva requires state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities that can only be achieved through modernization and expansion,” Thomas Burr, the Goichman family director of the NYSAES and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, said to the Cornell Chronicle.
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