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Dr. Renae Moran

Research Area: Tree Fruits

E-mail: rmoran@maine.edu

Phone: 207-933-2100

Office:Highmoor Farm

Website:Cooperative Extension: Tree Fruits

Bio: Dr. Moran received her BS from the University of Minnesota.  She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas.  She joined the faculty in 2000 and is now an Associate Professor of Pomology.

Current Research and Extension Program: 
Environmental and genotypic variation in cold hardiness of apple trees
New plum varieties for a local market
Optimizing storage of Honeycrisp and other apple varieties to improve fruit quality and prevent storage losses
Using rootstocks to increase apple tree yield and survival

Recent Publications

Geng, F., R. Moran, M. Day, W. Halteman and D. Zhang. 2015. In Vitro Shoot Proliferation of Apple Rootstocks ‘B.9’, ‘G.30’, and ‘G.41’ Grown Under Red and Blue Light. HortScience 50(3):430-433.

Marini, R.P., B. Black, R.M. Crassweller, P.A. Domoto, C. Hampson, R. Moran, T. Robinson, M. Stasiak, and D. Wolfe. 2014. Performance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple on 23 rootstocks at 8 locations: a ten-year summary of the 2003 NC-140 dwarf rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pom. Soc. 68:54-68.

Moran, R.E. 2014. Growth and yield of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple trees with preplant inoculation with mycorrhizae and soil-incorporated compost. J. of the Amer. Pomological Society 68(1): 2-13.

Marini, R.P., W.R. Autio, B. Black, J. Cline, W.R. Cowgill, R.M. Crassweller, P.A. Domoto, C. Hampson, R. Moran, R.A. Quezada, T. Robinson, D. Ward, and D. Wolfe. 2013. Return bloom on ‘Golden Delicious’ apple trees as affected by previous season’s crop density on three rootstocks at 11 locations. J. Amer. Pomological Society. 67:72-79.

Marini, R.P., W.R. Autio, B. Black, J. Cline, R.M. Crassweller, P.A. Domoto, C. Hampson, R. Moran, R.A. Quezada, M. Stasiak, T. Robinson, D. Wolfe. 2012. The influence of crop density on trunk growth of ‘Golden Delicious’ trees on three rootstocks at 11 locations. J. Amer. Pomological Society 66:183-195.

Marini, R., W. Autio, B. Black, J. Cline, W. Cowgill, R. Crassweller, P. Domoto, C. Hampson, R. Moran, R.A Parra-Quezada, T. Robinson, M. Stasiak, D. Ward, and D. Wolfe. 2012. Summary of the NC140 apple physiology trial: the relationship between ‘Golden Delicious’ fruit weight and crop density at 12 locations as influenced by three dwarfing rootstocks. J. Amer. Pomological Society 66:78-90.

Moran, R. E., Y. Sun, F. Geng, D. Zhang, and G. Fazio. 2011. Cold temperature tolerance of trunk and root tissues in one- or two-year-old apple rootstocks. HortScience 46:1460-1464.

Moran, R.E., J.R. DeEll, and D.P. Muir. 2010. Effects of preconditioning and fruit maturity on the occurrence of soft scald and soggy breakdown in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. HortScience 45:1719-1722.

Moran, R.E., J.R. DeEll, and W. Halteman. 2009. Effects of preharvest precipitation, air temperature, and humidity on the occurrence of soft scald in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples. HortScience 44:1645-1647.

Updated: 23 June 2015


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