SFA Faculty Listing

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
Jade McNamara, Human Nutrition
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
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
Matthew Wallhead, Horticulture
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Professor Emerita
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Renae Moran


Associate Professor of Pomology

Degree: Ph. D. 1996, University of Arkansas
Phone: 207.933.2100
Email: rmoran@maine.edu
Location: Highmoor Farm

Website:  Extension tree fruit site

Professional Interests: Tree fruit production and physiology


  • Environmental and genotypic variation in cold hardiness of apple trees.
  • New plum varieties for a local market.

Optimizing storage of Honeycrisp and other apple varieties to improve fruit quality and prevent storage losses.

Recent Publications:

Moran, R., B. Peterson, G. Fazio, and J. Cline.  2018.  Genotypic variation in apple rootstock low temperature tolerance during spring and fall.  J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 143:319-332.

Myracle, A., Z. Castonguay, A. Elwell, and R. Moran. 2018.  Fruit quality and consumer acceptability of three plum types and 14 plum cultivars grown in Maine for a local market.  HortTechnology 28:230-238.

Xu, Y., Y. Ma, N.P. Howard, C. Chen, C.B.S. Tong, G. Celio, J.R. DeEll, and R.E. Moran. 2017 Microstructure of soft scald in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 142(6):1-6. doi: 10.21273/JASHS04250-17.

Tong, C., H. Chang, J. Boldt, Y. Ma, J. DeEll, R. Moran, G. Bourgeois, and D. Plouffe. 2016.  Diffuse flesh browning in ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit is associated with low temperatures during fruit growth.  HortScience 51:1256-1264.

Geng, F., R. Moran, M. Day, W. Halteman and D. Zhang. 2016. Increasing shoot elongation and proliferation of ‘G.30’ and ‘G.41’ apple by chilling explants and plant growth regulators.  HortScience 51:899-904.

Marini, R.P., W.R. Autio, B. Black, J. Cline, W.P. Cowgill, R.M. Crassweller, C. Hampson, M.M. Kushad, R. Moran, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, G.L. Reighard, T. Robinson and D. Wolfe.  2016.  Time required for classifying rootstock vigor in multi-location rootstock trials.  J. Amer. Pom. Soc. 70:82-91.

Geng, F., R. Moran, M. Day, W. Halteman and D. Zhang. 2015. In Vitro Shoot Proliferation of Apple Rootstocks ‘B.9’, ‘G.30’, and ‘G.41’ Grown Under Red and Blue Light.  HortScience 50(3):430-433.