Anoo Solomon is a dedicated Scientist and Educator providing full spectrum application and consulting to ensure the healthiest and cleanest crops while using the most efficient, environmentally and economically sound practices. Utilizing beneficial insects, biofungicides, horticultural oils, insecticidal soaps and environmental monitoring she implements programs to protect cannabis from harmful pathogens that will reduce product quality and yield. She educates staff on the fundamentals of pathology and entomology to create universal awareness while working with the plants.
Owner of CannaProtect IPM Solutions which offers global consulting services for greenhouse software companies to help develop their Canadian Cannabis programs, works with design and construction teams at the drafting phase of new facilities as well as existing facilities to ensure all contamination risk factors and deficiencies are addressed before they become an issue leading to crop loss. She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cannabis. Anoo is well-versed in plant propagation, grafting, soil health and nutrition, plant production under field, greenhouse, garden and container conditions, food and agriculture legislation and regulations, Quality Assurance and Compliance, GMP, GPP and proper sanitation practices to mitigate odour and contamination and HACCP planning.
She has extensive experience within the Canadian Cannabis Industry and comprehension of the Canadian Cannabis Act (formerly ACMPR)/Cannabis Regulations. She has worked with the largest global cannabis Licensed Producers on a multi-site scale heading their IPM departments, developing and leading the training programs for the international site teams, SME for IPM Corporate developing all training, education and SOPs and full overhaul and redevelopment of the IPM program at multiple locations. Anoo has worked with small start-up facilities building all IPM policy, processes and SOPs and training their in-house staff.
In a laboratory setting she implements microbial testing for pathogens within the plant genetics and has done extensive research trials on use of approved chemicals and their effects on cannabis under various environmental conditions. Anoo was able to head a research trial on the Cannabis Aphid and the efficacy of various treatments against these pests and has worked with labs on the Hop Latent Viroid.
Anoo has taught IPM, Plant Pathology and Entomology for the Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and The Career Foundations Program in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
She works with different Municipalities and Town Councils as a liaison for new facilities requesting Cannabis facility site permits and provides seminars and community education for non-industry professionals.