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

Marianne Sarrantonio

Associate Professor of Sustainable AgricultureSarrantonio

Degree: Ph. D. 1987, Cornell University
Phone: 207.581.2913
Email: msarra70@maine.edu
Location: 115 Deering Hall

Professional Interests: Cropping systems, cover crops, nitrogen transformations, organic soil amendments

Teaching: PSE 101 Cropping Systems, PSE 320 Soil Organic Matter Management, PSE 430 Environmental Horticulture

Research: My research is focused on short-term nitrogen cycling and long-term soil quality changes as affected by crop rotations, particularly those including cover crops, as well as the efficacy of commercially available organic N fertilizers.  Current research projects look at the timing of N availability with the application of a range of different sources of N approved for organic crop production in vegetable crops.  I am looking at the relative rate of N availability as it is affected by the growing  season temperature and light changes from early spring though late summer, as well as in greenhouse production in the fall and spring seasons.

Recent Publications:

Gardner, M.; Sarrantonio, M.  2012. Cover crop root composition and density in a long-term vegetable cropping system trial.  J. Sustain. Agric. 36:719-737.

Sarrantonio, M. 2011.  The student farm and the sustainable agriculture major.  In L. Sayre (ed.) Fields of Learning: the student farm movement in America. The University of Kentucky Press pp.173-191.

Sarrantonio, M.  2008.  Cover crops for fertility management on northeastern organic farms.  Proc. U. New Hampshire Winter Organic Farming Conference, Manchester, NH. Feb 2, 2008