Stephanie Burnett


🚜 Agriculture, 🍞 Food security, ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸŒū Gardening, ðŸŠī Horticulture, ðŸšŋ Irrigation, ðŸŒą Nursery and greenhouse management, 🌷 Ornamental plants, ðŸŸŦ Soils

Burnett’s research focuses on improving the efficiency and sustainability of greenhouse plant production. Since competition for available water resources will increase as the population increases, one research area focuses on improving irrigation efficiency. This may be done by determining the actual plant water needs and automating irrigation based on plant needs. Other areas of focus include production of novel food crops using hydroponics and field grown cut flower production. Visit Burnett’s biography to learn more.

A bubble graph showing a 40% research and 60% teaching appointment split.
Burnett balances her time between teaching courses about landscape plants and design, fruit and vegetable production, and greenhouse management (60%) and studying how to improve greenhouse production (40%).

Appointment details

Burnett’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

Burnett works to improve the efficiency of greenhouse production and explore novel technologies for use in greenhouses.

  • Current project: Resource Optimization in Controlled Environment Agriculture. Hatch Multistate Project Number ME031901.