Ellen Mallory

Ellen MalloryEllen Mallory
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Extension Specialist
School of Food and Agriculture
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
495 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469

Degree: Ph.D., University of Maine, 2007

Research Topic:  Sustainable crop management; local bread wheat; organic low-bush blueberries

Overview of Research: A major component of my current research (and extension) program is a project that I am leading to build farmers’ capacity to produce high quality bread wheat for local markets.  Our group of 10 researchers and extension educators from University of Maine, University of Vermont, and the USDA-ARS are partnering with local farmers, millers and bakers to identify the best wheat varieties for the region, develop organic fertility strategies for high-quality grain, and evaluate innovative weed management systems.  We also are developing tools to help farmers evaluate the profitability and risk of growing bread wheat and will produce a region-specific bread wheat production guide.  Click here for Local Bread Wheat Project website.

Representative Publications:
Mallory, E.B. and J.M. Smagula.In press.Effects of seafood-waste compost and mulch on soil health and soil nutrient dynamics in wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait).Acta Horticulturae.

Mallory, E., T. Bramble, M. Williams and J. Amaral. 2012. Understanding wheat quality: What bakers and millers need and what farmers can do. University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME.Bulletin 1019.(Awarded a 2012 Certificate of Excellence in Extension Publications from the American Society of Agronomy.)

Erich, M.S., A.F. Plante, J.M. Fernandez, E.B. Mallory, and T. Ohno. 2012. Effects of profile depth and management on the composition of labile and total soil organic matter.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:408-419.

Kolb, L.N., E.R. Gallandt and E.B. Mallory. 2012. Impact of spring wheat planting density, row spacing, and mechanical weed control on yield, grain protein, and economic return in Maine. Weed Science 60:244-253.

Mallory, E., T. Bramble, M. Williams and J. Amaral. 2012. Understanding wheat quality: What bakers and millers need and what farmers can do. University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME.Bulletin 1019.

Mallory, E.B., T. Morris, C. White, and N. Kiernan. 2011. Reading the Farm – Training agricultural professionals in whole farm analysis for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Extension (on-line), 49 (5), Article 5IAW4, available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2011october/iw4.php

Mallory, E.B., T.S. Griffin and G.A. Porter. 2010. Seasonal nitrogen availability from current and past applications of manure and fertilizer. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 88(3):351-360.

Kersbergen, R., E. Mallory and T. Molloy. 2010. Growing organic cereal grains in New England. University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME.Bulletin 2207.

Mallory, E.B. and T.S. Griffin. 2007. Impacts of soil amendment history on nitrogen availability from manure and fertilizer. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:964-973.

Mallory, E.B. and G.A. Porter. 2007. Potato yield stability under contrasting soil management strategies. Agronomy Journal 99:501-510.

Ohno, T., P. Chen, S.S. Jefts, E.B. Mallory, and E.K. McCormick. 2004. Sorption of crop residue-derived dissolved organic matter by soils and its effect on allelopathic expression. Allelopathy Journal 14: 13-22.

Mallory, E.B., T. Fiez, R.J. Veseth, R.D. Roe, D.J. Wysocki. “Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest”, a series of 16 case studies featuring experienced no-till growers that were published by Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Pullman, WA from 1999 to 2001. (Awarded a 2001 Certificate of Excellence in Extension Publications from the American Society of Agronomy.)

Gallandt, E.R., E.B. Mallory, A.R. Alford, F.A. Drummond, E. Groden, M. Liebman, M.C. Marra, J.C. McBurnie, and G.A. Porter. 1998. Comparison of alternative pest and soil management strategies for Maine potato production systems. American J. of Alternative Agriculture 13:146-161.

Mallory, E.B., J.L. Posner and J.O. Baldock. 1998. Performance, economics and adoption of cover crops in Wisconsin cash grain rotations: On-farm trials. American J. of Alternative Agriculture 13:2-11.