Rob Eddy

Technical Director

Resource Innovation Institute


Rob has over 30 years of experience in plant growth facility management, plant research and commercial production. At Purdue University, he brought online and managed a computer- controlled 40,000 ft 2 research facility, made up of 25 greenhouses and over 60 growth chambers and grow rooms. He was responsible for hundreds of CEA studies involving flowering, food and medicinal species. He served on design teams for greenhouse projects and one of the first automated machine-vision phenotyping centers in the country. In his consulting role, he supported major hydroponic produce growers AeroFarms and Bright Farms; Big Ag companies Dow AgroSciences, Novozymes and Indigo Ag; and several cannabis operations including Clade9. He wrote cultivation plans for cannabis licenses awarded in Missouri and West Virginia.

Rob’s protocols for optimizing greenhouse production have been downloaded over 70,000 times in 104 countries. He participated in the publication, A Practical Guide to Containment: Plant Biosafety in Research Greenhouses, recognized throughout the world as a primary resource for safe production of genetically modified crops. In 2016, he was a member of the International Committee for Controlled Environment Guidelines that published Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting Environmental Parameters for Experiments in Greenhouse Facilities, the seminal document of quality assurance protocols for plant science research.

In his free time, Rob enjoys gardening, growing microgreens under LEDs, baking and winning croquet matches against his three grown children.

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NY State Efficient Yields: Energy & Water Efficiency in Controlled Cultivation


Faculty:
Paul Arena |  Rob Eddy |  Jason Matlock |  Dane Sheldon
Duration:
1.5 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 09, 2023
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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California Efficient Yields: New Strategies for Energy Reduction in Greenhouses and Indoor Farms


Faculty:
Rob Eddy |  Robert Hanifin |  Mikhail Sagal |  Luis Trujillo
Duration:
1.5 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 14, 2023
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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California Efficient Yields: Water Circularity in CEA Facilities: Reduce, Remediate, Reuse


Faculty:
Rob Eddy |  Jeffery Martens |  Carlos Salazar
Duration:
1.5 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 28, 2023
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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California Efficient Yields: Trust But Verify: Commissioning CEA Buildings and Systems


Faculty:
Chris Androney |  Rob Eddy |  Josh Gerovac |  Michael Zartarian
Duration:
1.5 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Oct 26, 2023
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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On Demand

NY State Efficient Yields: Operations & Maintenance for Controlled Environment Cannabis Cultivation


Faculty:
Rob Eddy |  Robert Fisher |  Chip Seidel
Duration:
1.5 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Nov 14, 2023
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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