Matthew Wallhead

Matthew WallheadExtension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
495 College Ave
Orono, Maine 04473
Phone: 207.581.2949

Matt Wallhead is the Ornamental Horticulture Specialist with Cooperative Extension and Assistant Professor of Horticulture in the School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine. He conducts applied research that responds to the needs of Maine’s ornamental horticulture industry and educates growers on management practices that will enable them to increase production efficiency and profitability. Current projects include the evaluation of laser-guided air-assisted sprayers for commercial nurseries and Christmas tree farms, applications of small unmanned aerial systems for precision horticulture, and decision support system development and adaptive implementation for nurseries and greenhouses.


  • Ph.D., Plant Biology/Geospatial Sciences, University of New Hampshire, 2016
  • M.S., Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, 2012
  • B.S., Plant Health Management, The Ohio State University, 2007

Work-related Certificates:

  • Remote Pilot License — Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Professional Organizations:

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • AmericanHort