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Vegetables of the Future

10.05.2010 - Proteccion del medio ambiente

Researchers at Hohenheim University's high-tech Climatron greenhouse can simulate the climatic conditions of the next few years. Their aim is to find out how indigenous plants are reacting to the climate change, and which plants will land up on our plates in 20 to 30 years' time. And they're doing this by looking at roots. “We already know quite a lot about how plants grow above the earth,” says Dr. Michael Ernst, lecturer at the Staatsschule fr Gartenbau. “But what goes on underground, for example to optimize the supply of nutrients and water in the root region?” To find out, the researchers laid acrylic glass tubes in the soil, through which they can study the roots of plants by means of an endoscope. In the state-of-the-art greenhouse, they simulate various climate change scenarios in several climate chambers and examine the effects on the plants.

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