Alison Justice, Ph.D

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 India), 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 to mass rear beneficial nematodes for commercial use that led her to consult on integrated pest management nationwide. 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.  Dr. Justice has been appointed to the California Industrial Hemp Advisory Board, through May of 2020.