Rates and Fees

Facility usage rates and fees are necessary in order to cover our operating, repair and maintenance expenses.   

PGF contains over 25 growth chambers-including 1 walk-in chamber. 

The growth chambers are in high demand, so please reach out to PGF  management well in advance to be added to the waitlist.   

Greenhouse

Rates are a flat rate across all greenhouse bays (main facility and biosecurity ‘south houses’) and charged by the 1/4th bench unit.  

Growth chamber rates are flat across all growth chambers.  

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Monthly Rates-FY 22 

Main and South greenhouse Rate: $30  per  1/4th bench  

Growth Chamber Rate: $200/month 

EGC walk-in Rate: $400/month  

Space Requests

All PGF spaces  are available to CSU-affiliated researchers via PGF User Space Request QR Code or navigate to our Space Requests form.

Requests are on a first-come, first serve basis and users are encouraged to request space before the beginning of each semester.   

Space allocation is determined by the greenhouse manager. Prospective users are encouraged to contact the greenhouse manager early on to discuss space needs and complete a space request form.  Verbal discussion or email requests are not considered official reservations.  The greenhouse manager can assist in determining the correct amount of space needed for project.  The minimum amount of bench space to request is 1/4th of a bench (about 53ft2).  It is recommended to reserve more space than anticipated. additional bench space is not a guarantee.   

Growth chambers space requests are based per chamber.  Due to limited supply and high demand of growth chambers, “squatting” in chambers is not permitted.  Users must be conducting active research in all PGF-owned chambers.  If a chamber is found to be empty for 3 consecutive months, the reservation is subject to termination.

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Facility Access 

Once you have been assigned space, all users must complete annual Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training and attend an on-site orientation before access is approved.  Once completed, access will be activated within 24-hours.  Users must plan ahead to complete training requirements, day-of training is no longer provided. More details coming soon!