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

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:

Geng, F., R. Moran, M. Day, W. Halteman and D. Zhang. 2016. Increasing In Vitro Shoot Elongation and Proliferation of ‘G.30’ and ‘G.41’ Apple by Chilling Explants and Media Plant Growth Regulators.  HortScience 51:(in press).

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

Marini, R.P.; Black, B.; Crassweller, R.M.; Domoto, P.A.; Hampson, C.; Moran, R.; Robinson, T.; Stasiak, M.; Wolfe, D. 2014. Performance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple on 23 rootstocks at 8 locations: a ten-year summary of the 2003 NC-140 dwarf rootstock trial. J. Am.Pomol. Soc. 68:54-68.

Moran, R.E. 2014. Growth and yield of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple trees with preplant inoculation with mycorrhizae and soil-incorporated compost. J. Am. Pomol. Soc. 68:2-13.

Marini, R.P.; Autio,W.R.; Black, B.; Cline, J.; Cowgill, W.R.; Crassweller, R.M.; Domoto, P.A.;Hampson, C.; Moran, R.; Quezada, R.A.; Robinson, T.; Ward, D.; Wolfe, D. 2013. Return bloom on ‘Golden Delicious’ apple trees as affected by previous season’s crop density on three rootstocks at 11 locations. J. Am. Pomol. Soc. 67:72-79.