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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


Dr. Fiorellino's 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. To mitigate climate change impacts on Maryland farmers, Dr. Fiorellino is evaluating yield impacts of shifting planting dates of agronomic crops based on changing weather patterns. Dr. Fiorellino's producer-driven research is performed in response to concerns that originate with farmers across the state, such as evaluating novel biological products that claim to provide stored nitrogen and examining current potassium recommendations on corn.




  • 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

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