CAES: Abigail A. Maynard

Abigail A. Maynard

 

{Abigail Maynard}

Department of Forestry and Horticulture
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
P.O. Box 1106
New Haven, CT 06504
Voice: (203) 974-8516 Fax: (203) 974-8502
E-mail: Abigail.Maynard@ct.gov


Expertise:
Dr. Maynard has experience in many areas of vegetable production especially those using sustainable or organic methods. Her specific areas of expertise include composting, utilization of compost in nursery stock and vegetable production, nitrate leaching from compost-amended soil, and the long-term effects of repeated applications of compost on soil characteristics and water quality.  She is now evaluating new crops for Connecticut.

Education:
B.S., Columbia University, 1983
M.F.S., Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science, 1985
Ph.D., Yale University, 1989

Station career:
Summer Research Assistant 1981-1988
Aide I 1988
Assistant Scientist I 1988-1989
Assistant Scientist II 1989-2001
Associate Agricultural Scientist 2001-present

Present research:
New crops for Connecticut and cultivar evaluation

Past research:
Utilization of compost in the production of vegetables and nursery stock, nitrate leaching from compost-amended soils

Selected publications available from author, Abigail.Maynard@ct.gov

  • Maynard, A.A. 2013. Vegetable Amaranth Trials 2008-2010. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin. (in press)

  • Maynard, A.A. 2011. Personal-sized Watermelon Trials 2008-2010. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 1033. June 2011. 22 pp.

  • Maynard, A.A. 2010. Heirloom Tomato Trials 2007-2009. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 1029 16 pp.

  • Maynard, A.A. 1997. Cumulative effect of annual additions of undecomposed leaves and compost on the yield of tomatoes and eggplant. Compost Science and Utilization 5(1):38-48.

  • Maynard, A.A. 1993. Nitrate leaching from compost-amended soils. Compost Science and Utilization 1(2):65-72.

  • Maynard, A.A. Cumulative effect of annual additions of undecomposed leaves and compost on the yield of tomatoes and peppers, Compost Science & Utilization, 5, 38-48, (1997).
  • Maynard, A.A. Cumulative effect of annual additions of MSW compost on the yield of field-grown tomatoes, Compost Science & Utilization, 3, 47-54, (1995).
  • Maynard, A.A. Nitrate leaching from compost-amended soils, Compost Science & Utilization, 1, 65-72, (1993).
  • Maynard, A.A. Sustained vegetable production for three years using composted animal manures, Compost Science & Utilization, 2, 88-96, (1994).
  • Maynard, A.A. and D.E. Hill, Impact of compost on vegetable yields, BioCycle, 35, 66-67, (1994).  




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