Texas Tech University

Phytotron Fees


Reservation Request Procedure

All reservation requests must be made via the IGCAST Phytotron website. Verbal and email requests are not accepted. 

Base Fee Per Month

TTU Clients

Greenhouse: $170 per table per month; 1 table*, one month minimum

Reach-in Growth Chamber: $143 per month; 1 chamber*, one week minimum

Walk-in Growth Chamber: $180 per 1/4 chamber per month; 1/4 chamber*, one week minimum

Non-TTU Clients:

Please contact the Phytotron Manager for details.

*Certain extreme climate conditions may require allocation and charges for a large space. Enquire with Phytotron Manager for details.

What is included in the base fee and what are optional services?

Included in the base fee:

Space for contracted time period
Client defined climate*
Watering via drip system (greenhouse space only)
Standard labels and label printing
Use of used bamboo plant stakes

*Certain extreme climate conditions may require allocation and charges for a large space. Enquire with Phytotron Manager for details.

Optional Services

Special material ordering charges are cost plus 10% fee. Examples:

  • Pots
  • Substrates
  • Fertilizer 
  • Wrap labels or pot stake labels

The following services are provided at a rate of $25 per hour with a 4 hour minimum:

  • Filling and tabling pots
  • Adding fertilizer
  • Disposal of plant material
  • Disposal of potting media
  • Table and work area clean up
  • Washing and disinfecting pots
  • Soil sterilization
  • Custom media preparation

For services not listed, enquire with the Phytotron Manager.

Space Allocation

Clients are allocated space on a first come, first serve basis. Priority will be given to Texas Tech University faculty. 

There are several factors which will determine which projects will be accepted. These are listed below in no particular order.

  1. Demonstration of need for greenhouse or growth chamber space.
  2. Climate condition requirements.
  3. Amount of space needed.
  4. Amount of time requested.
  5. Principal Investigator is Texas Tech University faculty.
  6. Client adherence to Phytotron Rules will affect future project acceptance.


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 Damages and Liabilities

Damages to Phytotron facilities and/or equipment beyond normal wear incurred due to actions or negligence by the client will be charged to the client.

The IGCAST Phytotron is not monetarily responsible for damages to or loss of research due to equipment failure, terrorist activities or natural disaster.