Allison graduated from Clemson University with a Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Science.During her time at Clemson, Allison taught greenhouse management to undergraduate students, where they focused on organic methods and production. Allison’s dissertation involved investigating the effects of a beneficial mycorrhizal type organism (Piriformospora indica), where she learned that organic, sustainable growing can be easy, cost effective, and produce aesthetically pleasing plants when done properly. Post-graduation Allison developed a system (patent pending) to mass rear beneficial nematodes for commercial use that led her to consulting on integrated pest management nationwide. Allison has extensive experience in greenhouse production having helped open and operate her family’s greenhouse business. As a recent transplant from the ornamental sector of horticulture, Allison understands the importance of growing a high quality plant organically and at a low input cost. Through research, Allison is elevating the standards of cannabis cultivation both indoors and in greenhouse settings. Currently Allison is VP of Cultivation at OutCo in San Diego, CA. Allison was hired to design OutCo's two-acre state of the art greenhouse facility outfitted with full automation and high bio-security.
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