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CEF chambersThe Controlled Environment Facility consists of 151 plant growth chambers at two locations. CEF-A is located behind the UCD Police and Fire station. This location opened in July 1994. CEF-B is located on the courtyard level of Life Sciences Addition. Chamber controls include light intensity, temperature, relative humidity, photoperiod and plant irrigation systems. The facility contains many specialized units, such as a dew chamber for virus and pathogen inoculation, 15 chambers that control CO2 levels within the chamber up to 2500 parts per million, 1 chamber is available for low temperature [-10C]: experiments, 1 chamber with a M10 fluorescent / incandescent lamp canopy and another chamber is equipped with a chemical air drier for low humidity studies.

Controlled Environments Inc. [Conviron] 1-800-363-6451 (www.conviron.com) manufactured all the chambers in the facility. Some chambers can be equipped with custom watering systems for irrigation and fertilizer. The building has a potting room for researchers to prepare plants for the chambers. Horticulture supplies are available for the researchers, including potting soil, pots, fertilizers, labels, and plant stakes, etc. The facility is available to any faculty, staff or student whose research calls for a controlled environment.

The chambers are rented on a monthly recharge that varies by chamber size and function. The charge includes use of the chamber, programming of the researcher's desired conditions, and data logging.



 

Panicle Rice Mite


Those working with rice must adhere to the policy regarding this serious pest.


POLICY (PDF)

ABOUT PANICLE RICE MITE (PDF)


 

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REQUIRED for all users of this facility. With this information we will be able to notify you regarding facility issues and upcoming pesticide applications.


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Request space


To request chamber space, contact Dennis Lewis at 530-752-1906, or you may email him through the link below.


EMAIL DENNIS LEWIS


 

Chamber rental form


Download the form, read it, fill it out and sign it. Take your completed form to the Controlled Environment Facility B office, Room 115 Life Sciences Addition, or the CEF A office in the Growth Chamber Building behind the Fire and Police Station. You may leave it in the paper tray outside the door, or send it via campus mail to Dennis Lewis in the Plant Biology Dept.

All users are required to have the proper BUA forms, and to properly dispose of transgenic plant material.


DOWNLOAD THE FORM (PDF)