KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute has started operations in three new greenhouses near the North Carolina Research Campus..

The $340,000 greenhouse complex will strengthen N.C. State’s infrastructure at the life sciences hub, the university said.

The complex creates about 10,000 square feet of additional space for plant trials, with space to rent to individual or collaborative research projects. N.C. State will attempt to use the complex to foster relationships with business and campus partners.

Located on Glenn Avenue about a mile from the institute, the complex is already home to broccoli and strawberry research trials.

N.C. State scientists study plants — mainly fruits and vegetables — to discover and deliver innovative plant-based solutions to advance human health.

Read more at The Salisbury Post.