Gregory Porter


🚜 Agriculture, 🍽 Consumer preference, 🍩 Food science, 🧬 Genetics, 🦠 Pathogens, πŸ› Pests and parasites, πŸ₯” Potatoes

Porter leads the University of Maine’s potato breeding and development program to create new varieties with improved pest resistance and marketability for Eastern potato growers. He also studies how amending soil with organic matter and rotating crops influences soil fertility and crop performance with the aim of improving soils while maintaining high crop yield or quality. Visit Porter’s biography to learn more.

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Porter balances time between teaching (10%) courses about crop ecology and physiology and experimental design, and research (70%) on the development of new potato varieties with increased pest resistance and marketability.

Appointment details

Porter’s work is supported by:

  • School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Collaborative Potato Breeding and Variety Development Activities to Enhance Farm Sustainability in the Eastern US.Β  Hatch Multistate project number ME032331.