Our mission at the Danforth Center Plant Growth Facility is to promote a collaborative and stimulating environment for excellence in plant science research using advanced technologies and a client-focused service team.
Welcome to the Danforth Plant Growth Facility! BEFORE using any of the facilities, all new users should read and be familiar with the PGF User Manual. All new researchers are required to take an initial safety training before using any of the DDPSC Core Facilities. Please see our Safety page for more information
Facility Users' Responsibility
PGF users should take an active role in monitoring their crops by planning space and supply needs in advance, learning how to use the Plant Transfer Record (PTR) system, properly spacing plants, and maintaining open communications with the greenhouse team including relevant plant care instructions and feedback.
Plant Transfer Record (PTR)
Every plant grown in the PGF is required to have a Plant Transfer Record (PTR). PTRs allow us to accurately track what goes in and out of our greenhouses and how to assess charges based on this information. They are also a useful tool for researchers to easily keep track of their plants for their own record-keeping. PTRs can be created at the PTR terminals located in the main potting room (PGF-A) or the new potting room at the PGF-B growth chambers. Alternatively, you can go to ptr.danforthcenter.org to access the PTR system, however labels will be printed at either PGF-A or PGF-B terminals.
Creating a PTR:
Creating a PTR:
- Log in using your Danforth login information or the external client login information.
- Click Create PTR to go to the creation page.
- All PTRs must have the fields in bold and marked by asterisks (*)
- Typically, the "Watering", "Fungicide", and "Pest Control" fields can all be left as default. If you have specific requirements for any of these, please also alert your caretaker of the requirements.
- "Variety/Accession/Ecotype" should be filled out if possible.
- Use the "Stake Note" and "Other Instructions" fields to add additional information on experiment type, variety, planting date, etc.
- Click "Submit". If you used either PTR terminal, the stakes will be printed at the accompanying printer.