Christine Landry, agr., Ph.D.

Christine Landry, researcher

Christine Landry

Researcher

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About

Christine Landry (agr., Ph.D.) earned a doctoral degree in renewable resources from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University in 2009. She also holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Université de Sherbrooke, a bachelor's degree in agronomy (specialization in soils and the environment) and a master's degree in the physiology of crop yields from Université Laval. From 1993 to 2002 Christine held various research-related positions at Université Laval, including at the horticultural research centre, and as a teaching assistant in the agronomy department laboratory. She has a keen interest in teaching, and every summer she hosts internships for students seeking their first experience in agri-environmental research. Christine has been employed at IRDA since 2003 as a researcher in chemistry and soil fertility. She works on the preparation of fertilization reference charts and the development of control protocols for optimizing soil fertility and biomass conversion.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Soil chemistry and biology in connection with nitrogen and phosphorus soil fertility (dynamics of N and P, P specialization, mycorrhizal action)
  • Fertilization charts
  • Soil conservation practices
  • Biomass conversion (slurry, treated slurry fractions)
  • Nutrient dynamics under irrigation

Christine Landry works on the preparation of Québec’s fertilization reference charts and the development of protocols for optimizing soil fertility and biomass conversion.

Related research project(s)

Corn field
2017-2020 • Field crops

Validation of soil health indicators as a nitrogen uptake prediction tool

The objective of this project is to develop a prediction model for soil nitrogen supplies based on biological soil health indicators.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
Cucumbers
2017-2018 • Market gardening

Québec-wide potassium fertilization trial on fresh cucumber under fertigation

This project was aimed at determining potassium doses (5 doses) to apply before planting on nitrogen-fertigated cucumber crops grown on plastic mulch.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
Potato field
2016-2018 • Market gardening

Impact of irrigation system management and cultivar on nitrogen use by potatoes under commercial production conditions

The goal of this project was to measure the impact of irrigation management on nitrogen uptake and available soil nitrogen on several cultivars under commercial production conditions.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
Strawberries
2016-2017 • Fruit production

Adding organic matter and biostimulants to restore and maintain soil health and yields in a matted row strawberry field with a history of decline

The objective of this project was to determine whether the addition of two types of organic fertilizers or biostimulants would produce more vigorous plants less subject to decline.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
Potato field
2016-2019 • Market gardening

Integrated approach to nitrogen fertilization for profitable organic potato production and a balanced phosphorus budget

There is a great need to test green manure as a main source of nitrogen for potatoes as they help to maintain soil quality and control weeds.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry

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Lélia Anderson, research assistant

Lélia Anderson

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
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Annabelle Firlej, researcher

Annabelle Firlej

Researcher

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Julie Mainguy, research assistant

Julie Mainguy

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
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