Associate Professor of Pomology
Degree: Ph. D. 1996, University of Arkansas
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.
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.