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)

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
Green manure
2014-2017 • Market gardeningField crops

Effect of legumes, manure, and compost on soil nitrogen dynamics and microbial diversity under organic production

Using a split-split-plot design, this study tested three variables: soil tillage, crop rotation in organic production, and fertilization with manure or compost.

Researcher: Caroline Côté

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Caroline Côté
Canola
2016-2019 • Field crops

Impact of manure management and tillage practices on water quality and safety in canola and wheat

Canola and wheat (wheat-corn-canola rotation) were planted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, on 12 experimental plots with tillage practices on the main plots (minimum tillage and chisel plow) and fertilization methods (mineral fertilizers, 25 m3/ha of pig manure and 50 m3/ha of pig manure) in the subplots.

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Caroline Côté
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Carrots
2014-2017 • Market gardening

Impact of green manure and organic fertilizers on the yields and safety of organic carrots grown on muck soil

Plots were set up at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec.

Researcher: Caroline Côté

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Caroline Côté
Irrigation pond

Control measures to reduce clogging in a St. Lawrence River water treatment process using slow sand filtration

To manage clogging risks, the project automated pumping based on water turbidity and cover the filter to prevent light from entering the water and thus reduce algal bloom. 

Researcher: Caroline Côté

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Sébastien Rougerie-Durocher, Project Manager - Modelling of Cropping Systems

Sébastien Rougerie-Durocher

Project Manager - Modelling of Cropping Systems

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Valentin Joubert, research assistant

Valentin Joubert

Research Assistant

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Franz Vanoosthuyse, research assistant

Franz Vanoosthuyse

Research Assistant

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