As we see it
The plant time machine
Bright lights, many cables, pipes and containers – the complex structure could be part of a science fiction film. This construction, however, is real. It provides a glimpse into the future – at least with regard to crops. In it, researchers can create future climate conditions and study the atmosphere, plants and soil as an integral system. Kicking off in 2024, for example, the large-scale experiment AgraSim will investigate how wheat, maize, barley or potatoes will react to climate change. The facility was developed and built by the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-3) and the Central Institute for Engineering, Electronics and Analytics (ZEA-1).
Read more about AgraSim and the facility on the Internet: go.fzj.de/plant-time-machine
Photo: Forschungszentrum Jülich / Ralf-Uwe Limbach