Christine Landry, researcher

Christine Landry

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

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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

Related research project(s)

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
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
2017-2019 • Market gardening

Combining slow release and conventional nitrogen fertilizer to reduce leaching and stabilize annual potato yields

Meeting nitrogen requirements mainly through the use of a highly stable form of fertilizer can minimize nitrogen losses, provide nitrogen amounts closer to the plant’s actual needs.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
2015-2017 • Fruit production

Developing a cropping system that focuses on improving soil health to restore the yield potential of matted row strawberry fields with a history of strawberry decline

A cropping system based on adding organic matter through soil amendments and organic fertilizers can restore soil health and strawberry yields by limiting the occurrence of disease symptoms.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
2014-2017 • Market gardening

Assessing the potential of using granulated potato residues to produce animal feed, fertilizers, and energy

Managing potato residues is therefore a big challenge, which will only increase with the enforcement of the Québec Residual Materials Waste Management Policy.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry
2013-2018 • Fruit production

NPK trials for strawberries on mineral soils in Québec

The data generated by this project was used to develop a new NPK fertilization chart that reflects technical, agronomic, and environmental issues.

Researcher: Christine Landry

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Christine Landry

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Stéphanie Houde, research assistant

Stéphanie Houde

Research Assistant

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Nyck Rochel Occean

Research Assistant

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Maryse Leblanc, researcher

Maryse Leblanc

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

450 653-7368
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