- All normal maintenance and repair required keep growth chambers operating within specification will be provided by the facility. Additional charges may be levied for extraordinary repairs and maintenance necessitated by equipment abuse by chamber users.
- The Facility Supervisor has sole control of the unit settings. Changes in the environmental parameters need to be conveyed to the Facility Supervisor.
7.1 Growth Chamber Maintenance Provided by the Facility Supervisor
- Visiting the growth chamber and monitoring equipment performance, as appropriate for the type and condition of the unit.
- Preventative maintenance.
- Diagnosis and repair or replacement of failed components.
- Setting and adjustment of all chamber environmental controls.
- Re-lamping on a scheduled basis, near the end of the useful life of the lamps.
- Early re-lamping at the request of the user will be performed as soon as practically possible. In cases where significant useful life of the replaced lamps (tubes, bulbs) remains, there will be a prorated charge for the replacement components.
7.2 Plant Care
- Generally, all plant care is the responsibility of the growth chamber user.
- Exceptionally, and by prior arrangement, limited plant care may be provided by the Facility staff. Contact the Facility Supervisor with questions.
7.3 Integrated Pest Management
- Control and mitigation of all pests and mold, including insect, bacteria and fungi is the responsibility of the growth chamber user in consultation with the Facility Supervisor.
- Pest and disease control services for plants in growth chambers may be available from facility personnel where practical and as resources allow. These services will be charged for at a rate commensurate with the costs incurred.
- Note that safety concerns, AgriLife policy and legal requirements preclude the application of most pesticide in growth chambers, and movement of plants to a space suitable for pesticide application may not be practical.