SFA Faculty Listing

Robert Bayer, Animal Science
Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Lily Calderwood, Horticulture
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
Eileen Molloy, Human Nutrition
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
Matthew Wallhead, Horticulture
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Human Nutrition
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Ellen Mallory

Associate Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Extension MallorySustainable Agriculture Specialist

Degree: Ph. D. 2007, University of Maine
Phone: 207.581.2942
Email: ellen.mallory@maine.edu
Location: 495 College Avenue, Orono

Website: Local wheat site; Grains-oilseeds site; SARE grant projects 

Professional Interests: Biologically based soil fertility; soil health; cereal grains; organic production

Teaching: Cooperative Extension

Research:  My research focuses on how to manage biologically based fertility systems to supply crop nutrient needs and improve soil health and productivity.  Prior work evaluated organic fertility management systems for bread wheat yield and quality, compost as a fertility source for lowbush blueberry, and soil amendment impacts on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, soil quality, and potato yield stability.  My current research (and extension) program aims to help farmers and end-users expand the local food, beverage, and feed grain sector in New England.  Projects include green manure management, cereal and grain legume variety evaluations, on-farm disease surveys, and crop modeling.

Recent Publications:

Roche*, E., E. Mallory, T. Molloy, and R. Kersbergen. 2017. Evaluating organic bread wheat as a rotation crop for organic dairy farms. Renewable Agriculture and Farm Systems pp. 1–16. DOI: 10.1017/S1742170517000035

Roche*, E., E. Mallory, and H. Darby. 2017. Evaluating split nitrogen applications and in-season tests for organic winter bread wheat. Organic Farming 3(1):3-15. DOI: 10.12924/of2017.03010003

Abreu*, D. C., A.K. Hoshide, E.B. Mallory, E.H. Roche, A.S. Oliveira, R.J. Kersbergen, R.P. Lana, M.A. Fonseca. 2016. Economic and environmental implications of wheat-crop sequences on organic dairy-farm simulations. Crop and Pasture Science 67, 1127-1138. https://doi.org/10.1071/CP15250

Englander*, A.C.; Douds, D.D.; Mallory, E.B. 2016. On-farm produced microbial soil inoculant effects on bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) production. Biol. Agric. Hortic. 32:85-97.

Marshall, K.; Erich, M.S.; Hutton, M.; Hutchinson, M.; Mallory, E.B. 2016. Nitrogen availability from compost in high tunnel tomato production.  Compost Sci. Util. 24:147-158.

Mallory, E.B., N. Halberg, L. Andreasen, K. Delate, and M. Ngouagio. 2015. Innovations in organic food systems for sustainable production and ecosystem services: An introduction to the special issue of Sustainable Agriculture Research. Sustainable Agriculture Research 4(3):1-4.

Mallory, E.B. and J.M. Smagula. 2014. Effects of seafood-waste compost and mulch on soil health and soil nutrient dynamics in wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait). Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1017:461-468.

Mallory, E.B.; Darby, H. 2013.  In-season nitrogen effects on organic hard red winter wheat yield and quality. Agron. J. 105:1167-1175.

Kolb, L.N.; Gallandt, E.R.; Mallory, E.B. 2012. Impact of spring wheat planting density, row spacing, and mechanical weed control on yield, grain protein, and economic return in Maine.  Weed Sci. 60:244-253.