Greenhouse Zone Request Form

Phytotron Greenhouse Space Request Form

This form must be completed and forwarded to the Phytotron Manager for review by the Phytotron Committee. Notification of approval/rejection will be receivedwithin 3-weeks following receipt of request. Please refer to the Greenhouse Space Allocation Protocol (2005) for details pertaining to this application process.

Important Notes:

  1. Allocated space must be used to utmost efficiency - requested duration of use is restricted to the minimum time required to achieve desired results.
  2. Requests for extension must be received by the Phytotron Manager at least 3 weeks prior to the end date specified in the original request and is subject toapproval by the Phytotron Committee.
  3. Teaching requests receive priority over Research requests for Zone 1 bench space allocation only.
  4. Researchers may appeal a decision by the Phytotron Committee to the Head of Biology.

SECTION 1: Name and Contact

Primary Investigator    

Primary Contact  

Department (or Company if external)     

Lab Room Number (or Address if external)  

Contact Phone Number (Work)     

Contact After Hours Phone Number (Cell)  


SECTION 2: Request Category

Request Category 

CFOAPAL or Grant Code or Class code 

Project Titel - Brief Description  

Plant Species 

Animal Care or Safety Concern? 

Current Date 

Desired Start Date  

Desired End Date 

Extension Request? 

SECTION 3: Greenhouse & Growth Conditions

Preferred Zone Number 

Number of Tables 

Photoperiod (Hours)  

Minimum Temperature (°C) 

Able to share space?

Special Requirements?  

Special Requirements Clarification

   I agree that the Phytotron is not responsible for equipment failure associated with building infrastructure, rejuvenation, or intermittent power failure.

   I agree that I will be responsible for maintaining general levels of cleanliness within potting room, greenhouse zones and the surrounding areas. This includes cleanliness associated with minimizing the introduction and spread of pests and disease within the facility.


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