Stephanie Burnett

Associate Professor of Horticulture

Degree: Ph.D. 2004 University of Georgia
Phone: 207.581.2937
Location: 104 Deering Hall

Professional Interests: Floriculture, Greenhouse Management

Teaching:PSE 110 Introduction to Horticulture, PSE 219 SL: Herbaceous Landscape Plants, PSE 415 Greenhouse Management, Online Greenhouse Scout School (co-instructor focusing on abiotic problems)

Research: My research focuses on improving the efficiency and sustainability of greenhouse plant production. Since competition for available water resources will increase as the population increases, one research area focuses on improving irrigation efficiency. This may be done by determining the actual plant water needs and automating irrigation based on plant need. I am also interested in developing production techniques for greenhouse and field grown cut flowers.

Recent Publications:

Burnett, S.E., B.J. Peterson, I. Oliveira, and T. Bowers. 2023. Comparison of dahlia cultivars for cut flower production in the northeastern United States. HortTechnology 33:419-424.

Burnett, S.E. and B.J. Peterson. 2022. Propagation of herbaceous and woody perennials in submist and overhead mist systems. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 40:164-169.

Burnett, S.E, B.J. Peterson, and M. Peronto. 2021. Propagation of five species in a commercial-scale submist system. HortTechnology 31:274-279.

Sanchez, S.E. Burnett, and B.J. Peterson. 2020. Environment, photosynthesis, and adventitious rooting of manchurian lilac cuttings propagated in overhead mist, submist, and combination systems. HortScience 55:78-82.

Gómez, C., C.J. Currey, R.W. Dickson, H.J. Kim, R. Hernández, N. Sabeh, R.E. Raudales, R.G. Brumfield, A. Laury-Shaw, A.K. Wilke, R.G. Lopez, and S.E. Burnett. Controlled environment food production for urban agriculture. 2019. HortScience 54:1448-1458.

Peterson, B., S. Burnett, and O. Sanchez. 2018. Submist is effective for propagtion of Syringa and Ilex by stem cuttings. HortTechnology 28:378-381.

Peterson, B.J., O. Sanchez, S. Burnett, and D.J. Hayes. 2018. Sub-Mist is an effective alternative to overhead mist for propagation of coleus by stem cuttings. HortTechnology 28:143-148.

Burnett, S.E. and M.W. van Iersel. 2018. Watering, irrigation systems, and their control, p. 11-45. In: D. J. Merhaut, K.A. Williams, and S.S. Mangiafico (eds.). Water, root media, and nutrient management for greenhouse crops. Univ. California Agr. Natural Resources Communication Serv., Davis, CA.