Caroline Côté, agr., Ph.D.

Caroline Côté, researcher

Caroline Côté

Researcher

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About

Caroline Côté (agr., Ph.D.) is an agronomist with a master's degree in soils from Université Laval. She completed a doctorate at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Université de Montréal on the biological risks associated with the use of farm manure on market garden crops. She then became interested in the impact of agricultural practices (irrigation, organic manure applications) on the presence of potential human pathogens on crops and in agricultural environments. After a few years working as a research project manager for various organizations, she joined IRDA in 2001. She believes that teamwork and a multidisciplinary approach help build strong ties among agricultural stakeholders.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Human pathogens in manure
  • Survival potential for pathogens in the environment
  • Manure applications in market garden crops
  • Molecular detection of parasites
  • Human pathogens in agricultural settings

Caroline Côté coordinates Progression BIO, IRDA's approach to helping farmers manage the transition from conventional to organic farming.

Related research project(s)

Winter wheat
2019-2022 • Field crops

Measuring the impact of winter vs. spring cereals on profitability, soil health, and pesticide use

Ten test sites will operate over a two-year period on farms spread over ten Québec regions to compare the performance of winter and spring cereals.

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Marc-Olivier Gasser
Caroline Côté
Luc Belzile
Organic broccoli
2019-2021 • Market gardening

A comparative study of organic fertilizers with a high, effective nitrogen to total phosphorus ratio (Neff / Ptot) as a basis for developing productive and sustainable market gardening fertilization strategies

In this study, we will test alfalfa meal pellets in a broccoli crop planted on plastic-covered irrigated mounds and we will compare them with two organic fertilizer, in addition to a control treatment in which no nitrogen is added.

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Christine Landry
Caroline Côté
Cow and calf
2019-2022 • Livestock production

Developing strategies to reduce and control pathogens in the drinking water used for outdoor cow-calf breeding

Cow-calf farms tend to prefer outdoor breeding, poor-quality drinking water can have a direct impact on animal health, and may lead to higher pathogen levels in the environment and at slaughter time, and negative consequences for food safety.

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Caroline Côté
Stéphane Godbout
Baby lettuce
2017-2018 • Market gardening

Multidisciplinary assessment of organic production systems for baby lettuce on muck soil

This project aims to assess the impact of cropping practices on baby lettuce yields and quality on muck soil.

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Caroline Côté
Annabelle Firlej
Green manure
2014-2017 • Field crops

Agronomic and environmental impacts of various types of organic fertilizers and green manures in field crop production

This project evaluated the impact of various corn, soya, and wheat fertilization methods on marketable yields, harvest quality, nitrate losses, and movement of microorganisms potentially pathogenic for humans.

Researcher: Caroline Côté

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Caroline Côté

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Pierre-André Biron, laboratory technician

Pierre-André Biron

Laboratory Technician

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Étienne Leroux, research assistant

Étienne Leroux

Research Assistant

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Jérémie Vallée, research assistant

Jérémie Vallée

Research Assistant

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