Robin Ross is the Market Development Scientist, Plant Science Division, at Acadian Seaplants Limited. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing all field research on row and vegetable crops in the United States. Robin actively conducts and coordinates research with universities and private research and development groups to test marine-plant products as fertilizers and biostimulants in agriculture.
Robin has years of experience in the crop production industry. Prior to joining Acadian Seaplants Limited, Robin worked with American Cyanamid, Novartis Crop Protection, and Eden Bioscience. While with those companies, Robin was responsible for sales and marketable research and development.
Robin holds a Masters in plant pathology with a minor in experimental statistics from Clemson University and a bachelor’s in biology from Mars Hill College. Robin’s thesis was entitled “Biological Control of Wirestem on Cabbage”. This research specifically focused on using elicitors, beneficial fungi, and beneficial bacterial to control Rhizoctonia.
Robin is a member of several professional associations including the American Phytopathological Society, American Society for Horticultural Science, Plant Growth Regulator Society of America and the American Rose Society.
Robin has an agricultural background, having grown up living and working on her family’s farm in Unionville, North Carolina. She enjoys conducting research that is beneficial to production agriculture. Robin has been working for Acadian Seaplants for nearly 7 years. When asked what she enjoys most about Acadian, Robin replied, “a commitment to science that allows me to pursue my passion for research and agriculture and leaves me feeling that what I do is highly valued.” Outside of work, Robin enjoys gardening, reading, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching and identification, and cooking.