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Dr. Mark Hutton

Research Area: Extension Vegetable Specialist


Phone: 207-933-2100

Office: Highmoor Farm

Bio: Dr. Hutton received his B.S. (1979) and M.S. (1983) from Penn  State.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1988.  He joined the faculty in 2001 and is an Extension Vegetable Specialist and Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crops.

Current Research and Extension Program:  To evaluate environmental adaptability and horticultural adaptability of commercially important vegetable species grown in Maine utilizing organic and conventional production practices, to evaluate other crop management strategies such as intercropping, living mulches, and sequential cropping for improved yields, quality, and reduced agrochemical inputs and to evaluate and develop improved management startegies for hoop house crop production.

Recent Publications

Bryant, H., M. Hutton, D. Handley, E. Gallandt. 2008. Hybrid Mulch System: Effect on Crop Production and Economics. HortScience; 43(4): 1184.

Handley, D., R. Moran, and M. Hutton. 2008. Runner Growth and Yield Response of Day Neutral Strawberries to Preplant Prohexadione-calcium Root Dips. HortScience; 43(4): 1235.

Hutton, M. and R. Grube. 2008. Muskmelon Varieties and the Effects of PlantShield. HortScience; 43(4): 1256.

Kiers, T.E., M. Hutton, and R. F. Denison. 2007. Human Selection and The Relaxation Of Legume Defenses Against Ineffective Rhizobia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274, 3119-3126

Hutton, M.G. D.T. Handley, H. Bryant, and E. Sideman. 2007. Evaluation of Asparagus Cultivars Grown Using Organic or Conventional Production Methods. HortScience; 42(4): 951.

Handley, D.T., M. Hutton, and R. Moran. 2007. Strawberry Plant Growth and Yield Response to Increasing Prohexadione-calcium Rates in a Plasticulture System. HortScience; 42(7): 983.
Hutton, M.G. and D.T. Handley. 2006. Effects of Silver Reflective Mulch, White Inter-Row Mulch and Plant Density on Yields of Pepper in Maine. HortTechnology, April-June 2007; 17: 214 – 219.

Jackson, T.L., D.T. Handley and M.G. Hutton. 2006. Phytotoxicity and Pollination Disorders in Sweet Corn Due to Direct-Silk Applications of Materials Used for Organic Helicoverpa Zea (Boddie) Control. HortTechnology, April-June 2007; 17: 163 – 168.

Hutton, M.G. and D.T. Handley. 2006. Bell Pepper Cultivar Performance Under Cool, Variable Growing Seasons. HortTechnology, January-March 2007; 17: 136 – 141.

Bryant, H.D., M.G.Hutton, D.T. Handley, and M.E. Camire. 2006. Consumer Preferences of Tomatoes Grown In High Tunnels. HortScience 41(3):p. 494.

Hutton, M.G., D. T. Handley, and T. Jackson. 2005. Evaluation of Reflective Mulch and White Inter-row Mulch for Increasing Yields of Bell Peppers. Proceedings 32nd National Agricultural Plastics Congress, pp. 76-79.

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