Maine State Coordinator
Ellen Mallory coordinates the SARE Professional Development Program at the University of Maine. She joined the faculty at the University of Maine in 2008 as Sustainable Agriculture Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture. Ellen's research focuses on the sustainable use of organic amendments like manure and compost to supply crop fertility needs. She aims to develop tools that help farmers optimize the use of organic amendments for crop production while minimizing potential environmental impacts, such as nitrate leaching and greenhouse gas emissions.
Her research also explores how improved soil quality affects nitrogen dynamics in the soil. Her work includes evaluating tests to predict nutrient availability from organic sources, adjusting application rates to account for amendment history, and developing management strategies, such as crop rotation and trap crops, to efficiently cycle nutrients and prevent their loss.
Ellen received her BS from Swarthmore College, her MS from the University of Wisconsin, and received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Maine. She joined the faculty in 2008 and is Extension Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture.