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Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Research (SPAR) Facility is a controlled environment research facility located on the Mississippi State University's campus. SPAR has a set of ten outdoor naturally-lit chambers, with computer control of the environmental factors. This facility was established in 1977 and has since been used for determining plant responses to a variety of environmental factors.

Currently, the research focus by the SPAR group revolves around the following areas:
  • Environmental Plant Physiology - Video
  • Crop Modeling - Video
  • Global Change Biology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Bioenergy crops