Syngenta microbiologist Vance Kramer, right, led four NC science, math and social studies teachers on a brightly-lit tour of the unique $72 million Advanced Crop Lab at the Syngenta RTP Innovation Center on Davis Drive, RTP Friday, July 25, 2014. The literal acre under glass environmental lab is 252 feet long with 25 ft. high glass walls and an acre of glass ceiling to create up to 30 climate-controlled growth environments to study challenges to growing crops. The high-light transmission in the brightly-lit crop lab is achieved with high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps.
Syngenta microbiologist Vance Kramer, right, led four NC science, math and social studies teachers on a brightly-lit tour of the unique $72 million Advanced Crop Lab at the Syngenta RTP Innovation Center on Davis Drive, RTP Friday, July 25, 2014. The literal acre under glass environmental lab is 252 feet long with 25 ft. high glass walls and an acre of glass ceiling to create up to 30 climate-controlled growth environments to study challenges to growing crops. The high-light transmission in the brightly-lit crop lab is achieved with high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Syngenta microbiologist Vance Kramer, right, led four NC science, math and social studies teachers on a brightly-lit tour of the unique $72 million Advanced Crop Lab at the Syngenta RTP Innovation Center on Davis Drive, RTP Friday, July 25, 2014. The literal acre under glass environmental lab is 252 feet long with 25 ft. high glass walls and an acre of glass ceiling to create up to 30 climate-controlled growth environments to study challenges to growing crops. The high-light transmission in the brightly-lit crop lab is achieved with high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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