Former Plant Growth Facilities Manager at Purdue University for 20 years, Eddy was responsible for the success of hundreds of research studies involving over 100 diverse flowering, food and medicinal species. He developed and published precision greenhouse protocols for hard-to-cultivate species. He also served on design teams for Purdue's plant phenotyping/imaging center, an underground growth room in a limestone mine, and three campus greenhouses.
Recently, Cannabis Conference Senior Digital Editor Melissa Schiller spoke with Eddy about the importance of scientific research in the legal cannabis space. You can read the full interview here.
Cannabis Conference: What do you hope attendees will bring back to their business from your session at Cannabis Conference 2020?
Rob Eddy: I hope they’ll bring back an excitement and enthusiasm about what’s out there. I hope they see that there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit out there. There are a lot of things being done in other crops in greenhouses that could apply to cannabis right now. They could get a better crop or a more uniform crop from knowledge that is already known and being practiced in other parts of the agriculture industry.
Then, I’d like them to go home with a bit of an excitement about what’s coming in the future, about some of these great discoveries that have been made with these plant empowerment principles or plant phenotyping to control plant disease.