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Dr. Nicole Fiorellino

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture 2124 Plant Sciences Building 4291 Fieldhouse Drive College Park, Maryland 20742

Expertise

  • Agronomic Crop Production
  • Extension

Education

  • Ph.D. - Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S. - Animal and Avian Science, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S. - Animal Science & Biological Science (double major), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

My integrated research and extension program focuses on supporting the productivity and resilience of agriculture in Maryland through performance of producer-centered and producer-driven research. Producer-centered research projects focus on areas that are important for agricultural productivity, such as adaptive nitrogen management, alternative crops, such as industrial hemp, and long-term phytoremediation of soils with high phosphorus concentrations. Producer-driven research is performed in response to concerns that originate with farmers across the state, such as use of starter phosphorus fertilizer on soils with high P concentrations and increasing protein content of soft red winter wheat grown locally.