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: $6 per square foot per month; 45 square feet*, 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:

Greenhouse Space: $15 per square foot; 45 square foot minimum*, one month minimum

Reach-in Growth Chamber: $250 per month; 1 chamber*, one week minimum

Walk-in Growth Chamber: $350 per 1/4 chamber  per month; 1/4 chamber*, one week minimum

*Certain extreme climate conditions may require allocation and charges for a large space. Enquire with Greenhouse 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 pots in two sizes6 L nursery pot
3.5" pot with optional standard size solid bottom tray and/or 3" humidity
Use of used bamboo plant stakes
Berger BM7 general purpose potting soil
Osmocote 14-14-14 slow release fertilizer
*Certain extreme climate conditions may require allocation and charges for a large space. Enquire with Greenhouse Manager for details.

Optional Services

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

  • New pots or pots not listed as provided
  • Other Substrates
  • Other 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.


Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance

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    Texas Tech University, Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, 1006 Canton Ave, Lubbock, TX 79409
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