The greenhouse is in full swing this spring! We have a multitude of watermelons ready to be harvested and some new additions this summer with the growth of green peppers!
Greenhouse workers and grad students have been constantly maintaining the greenhouse by pollinating and trailing the plants. As the watermelons grow, students bag them in order to maintain support on the vine until they are ready to be removed.
Apr 15, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
A couple weeks prior to when the above images were taken, these plants were infected with pathogens in order to determine which were more susceptible to diseases. In the top image, graduate student Winnie Gimode is inspecting each plant individually. Her inspection requires her to apply a specific rating system which represents the severity of disease on the plants. This screening was a large scale experiment and was conducted in a greenhouse with controlled temperature and humidity levels.