Although most of my research projects are outside, I occasionally do work in growth chambers and greenhouses. This week, I started a seed treatment evaluation for soybean. I'm looking at 12 different treatments and seeing how soybean aphid responds. Working in more stabilized conditions takes away some of the variability we can see in the fields. Factors like temperature, moisture, sunlight, and soil type are eliminated because the greenhouse is relatively stable. Plus we don't have problems with deer and rabbits!