Plant growth facilities

Contact us

To discuss your project or find out more about how we can support your business, contact:

Nicky Jones
Telephone: 306-975-5570

Targeted industries

Biotechnology, agriculture, bioenergy, natural health products, food and grocery, bioactive ingredients, health and wellness, dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages


Facility highlights

Plant Growth Facilities (PGF) are NRC's underpinning platform for live plant research and product development. Our facilities offer an array of specialized equipment and controlled environment options. The PGF's dedicated technical team can provide clients and collaborators with the growth space, supplies and service necessary for start to finish plant production and testing.

What we offer

We offer a diverse selection of scalable and customizable controlled environment solutions. Our available infrastructure includes automated greenhouse ranges, large and small, and one of the largest collections of Plant Growth Chambers (Phytotron) in North America. The PGF has more than 10,000 square feet of plant growth area in combination of greenhouse, tissue culture, growth chambers and secure seed storage.

Why work with us

We have a history of supporting industry through many ground-breaking research initiatives. The PGF continues to grow; from the advent and development of the billion dollar Canola industry to more recent successes in biofuels and even anti-malarial compounds. Stakeholders routinely use our plant growth facilities and expertise for; cell technology and protocol development, plant breeding, precise abiotic and environmental testing and storage, as well as new crop, variety and technology development. Utilizing our plant growth facilities opens the door to additional NRC expertise and specialized assistance. Our clients often leverage other NRC analytical and research platforms such as Hormone Profiling and Mass Spectrometry, DNA services, Cell Technology and Bioinformatics.


Contact us for information on fees for our plant growth facilities.


Business Related Inquiries

Nicky Jones
Telephone: 306-975-5570

Technical Related Inquiries

Ivor Smith
Telephone: 306-975-6079