SFA Faculty Listing
Robert Bayer, Animal Science
Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Charlene Gray, Horticulture
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Robson Machado, Food Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Marianne Sarrantonio, Sustainable Agriculture
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Martin Stokes, Animal Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Human Nutrition
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition
Professor of Weed Ecology
Professional Interests: Sustainable agriculture, cropping systems, and weed ecology and management
Teaching: PSE 105 Principles of Sustainable Agriculture, PSE 203 Weed Biology and Identification, PSE 403 Weed Ecology
Research: My research program focuses on the dynamics and management of annual weeds in organic farming systems. Current research projects include evaluation and comparison of seed-, seedling-, and mulch-based management strategies in organic vegetables. We also continue to evaluate physical weed control, aiming to improve understanding of the sources of variability in cultivation-based seedling mortality. In a collaborative project with colleagues at the University of New Hampshire and University of Vermont, we are characterizing weed communities across northern New England to better understand likely responses to changing climate. Lastly, a new series of field experiments, motivated by questions from Maine farmers, is studying soil solarization as a weed management practice.
Gallandt, E., S. Birthisel, B. Brown, M. McCollough, and M. Pickoff (In press). Organic farming and sustainable weed control. In Korres, N.E., Burgos, N.R. and S.O. Duke (eds.) Weed Control: Sustainability, Hazards and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide. Science Publishers, CRS Press / Taylor & Francis Group.
Gallandt, E.R., D. Brainard, and B. Brown. (2018) Developments in physical weed control. In Zimdahl (ed) Integrated Weed Management for Sustainable Agriculture. Pages 261-283. ISBN: 978-1-78676-164-4
Brown, B. and E.R. Gallandt (2018). A systems comparison of contrasting organic weed management strategies. Weed Science 66:109-120.
Cordeau, S., R. Smith, E. Gallandt, B. Brown, P. Salon, A. DiTommaso, and M. Ryan (2017). Disentangling the effects of tillage timing and weather on weed community assembly. Agriculture 7:66.
Cordeau, S., R.G. Smith, E.R. Gallandt, B. Brown, P. Salon, A. DiTommaso, and M.R. Ryan. (2017). How do weed species differ in their response to the timing of tillage? A study of 61 species across the Northeastern United States. Annals of Applied Biology 171:340-352.
Cordeau, S., R.G. Smith, E.R. Gallandt, B. Brown, P. Salon, A. DiTommaso, and M.R. Ryan. (2017). Timing of tillage as a driver of weed communities. Weed Science 65:504-514.
Melander, B., M. Liebman, A.S. Davis, E.R. Gallandt, P. Bàrberi, A. Moonen, J. Rasmussen, R. van der Weide, and F. Vidotto (2017). Non-chemical weed management. Chapter 9 in Weed Research: Expanding Horizons, P.E. Hatcher and B. Foud-Williams, eds. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, U.K. pp. 245-270.
Birthisel, S.K.; Gallandt, E.R.; Jabbour, R.; Drummond, F.A. 2015. Habitat and time are more important predictors of weed seed predation than space on a diversified vegetable farm in Maine, USA. Weed Sci. 63:916-927.
Jabbour, R.; Zwickle, S.; Gallandt, E.R.; McPhee, K.E.; Wilson, R.S.; Doohan, D. 2014. Mental models of organic weed management: Comparison of New England US farmer and expert models. Renew. Agr. Food Syst. 29:319-333.
Ward, S.M.; Cousens, R.D.; Bagavathiannan, M.V.; Barney, J.N.; Beckie, H.J.; Busi, R.; Davis, A.S.; Dukes, J.S.; Forcella, F.; Freckleton, R.P.; Gallandt, E.R.; Hall, L.M.; Jasieniuk, M.; Lawton-Rauh, A./; Lehnhoff, E.A.; Liebman, M.; Maxwell, B.D.; Mesgaran, M.B.; Murray, J.V.; Neve, P.; Nunez, M.A.; Pauchard, A.; Queenborough, S.A.; Webber, B.L. 2014. Agricultural weed research: a critique and two proposals. Weed Sci. 62:672-678.
Jabbour, R.; Gallandt, E.R.; Le, S.Z.; Wilson, R.S.; Doohan, D. 2014. Organic farmer knowledge and perceptions are associated with on-farm weed seedbank densities in northern New England. Weed Sci. 62:338-349.