Marc-Olivier Gasser, agr., Ph.D.

Marc-Olivier Gasser, researcher

Marc-Olivier Gasser

Researcher

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About

Marc-Olivier Gasser (agr., Ph.D) is an agronomist. He earned a bachelor's degree in bio-agronomy (1987), a master's degree in soils (1991) and a doctorate in soils (2000) from Université Laval. During his time as a researcher at Université Laval from 1988 to 2004, he acquired considerable expertise in a number of areas, including soil science, soil conservation, livestock manure recycling, and water quality in agricultural settings. He then moved on to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a postdoctoral fellow in 2005. In 2006 Marc-Olivier joined IRDA as a researcher, where he focuses on the management of soils, water, and organic fertilizers.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Soil physics
  • Drainage and runoff water quality in connection with farm fertilizer management and soil conservation practices
  • Nitrogen flow monitoring
  • Characterization of farm fertilizers and evaluation of their fertilizing value
  • Agri-environmental development of industrial biomass crops

Marc-Olivier Gasser currently heads up the largest agricultural soil health study conducted in Québec since 1990.

Related research project(s)

2020-2024 • Field cropsLivestock production

Artificial intelligence - Development of a decision support system to optimize alfalfa yield and nutritional value in relation to soil health

This project aims to develop a digital decision support tool to improve the nutritional quality and yield of alfalfa from analyses of the nutritional quality of forages, based on its relationship with soil fertility and health, while including the other pedoclimatic parameters that define alfalfa production conditions.

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Marc-Olivier Gasser
Catherine Bossé
2020-2023 • Field cropsLivestock production

Showcases in soil health and conservation: drawing inspiration from the best arable crop approaches

This project is to arouse interest in approaches to soil health and conservation and to promote their adoption by a greater number of Quebec field crop farmers.

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Marc-Olivier Gasser
Catherine Bossé
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
Field
2019-2021 • Field cropsMarket gardening

OGeMOS Project: Developing and deploying an online tool for managing soil organic matter

This project will develop a versatile tool that will allow to simulate the impacts of agricultural practices on soil organic matter.

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Aubert Michaud
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Corn field
2019-2023

Strategies to mitigate soil degradation in no-till field crops with the goal of reducing herbicide use and boosting soil quality and yields

Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).

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Richard Hogue
Marc-Olivier Gasser

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Annie Fortin, laboratory technician

Annie Fortin

Laboratory Technician

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Chedzer-Clarc Clément

Research Assistant

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Carole Dion

Laboratory Technician

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