Athyna Cambouris, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Precision Agriculture & Fertilization of Agroecosystems

Current research and/or projects

  • Study of the utilization of new technologies of precision agriculture such as proximal soil and crop sensing for potato production in eastern Canada

  • Study of the spatio-temporal variability of soil nutrients including phosphorus and nitrogen under potato, forage and grain corn.

  • Study of the utilization of new technologies of precision agriculture such as proximal soil and crop sensing for energy-biomass production using perennial crops

Research and/or project statements

The research program has developed a unique expertise in precision farming for potato growing under eastern Canadian conditions. The use of proximal soil sensors measuring the electrical conductivity of soils allows the determination of homogeneous soil zones within the same field that have similar limitations to yield. These areas can then be managed appropriately to their limitations. The objectives of the program are to increase soil and crop productivity, profitability of enterprises and protection of the environment by delimiting land management areas within the same field. The research is aligned primarily with departmental priorities: (1) increase crop productivity, and (2) enhance environmental performance.

Professional activities / interests

• Precision Agriculture - spatio-temporal variability of soil and crop properties.

• Soil fertility

• Agronomy (potato, corn, wheat, forage)

Education and awards

Ph.D. soil & environment Université Laval

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key publications

  1. Alotaibi, K., Cambouris, A.N., Ziadi, N., Perron, I., and Tremblay, N. (2015). "Corn Yield and quality as a function of nitrogen.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Poster)

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  2. Morissette, R., Jégo, G., Bélanger, G., Cambouris, A.N., Nyiraneza, J., and Zebarth, B.J. (2015). "Simulating potato growth and nitrogen uptake in eastern Canada with the STICS crop model.", SSSA 2015.

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  3. Zebarth, B.J., Moreau, G., Smith, A.M., Toner, P., Cambouris, A.N., Goyer, C., Owen, J., and Burton, D.L. (2015). "Yield variation in potato fields: Lessons learned so far.", 2015 Crop Update Session, Fredericton, NB, Canada, January 13-14, 2015.

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  4. Zebarth, B.J., Moreau, G., Dixon, W.T., Smith, A.M., and Cambouris, A.N. (2015). "Application of high resolution remote sensing imagery to potato production.", McCain Foods (Canada) grower meetings, Grand Falls/Florenceville, NB, Canada, February 24-25, 2015, Presentation.

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  5. Perron, I., Cambouris, A.N., and Ziadi, N. (2015). "Soil Phosphorus distribution under two contrasting grasslands (2 and 10 yrs old).", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Poster)

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  6. Panneton, B. and Cambouris, A.N. (2015). "Precision Horticulture: Current status and the way forward.", Conférence présenté le 9 juillet 2015 lors de la journée scientifique du Centre de Recherche et de Développement en Horticulture de Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. (Presentation)

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  7. Cambouris, A.N., Morier, T., and Chokmani, K. (2015). "Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices for detecting In-Season nitrogen stress in a Potato Crop.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015, Oral presentation.

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  8. Morier, T., Cambouris, A.N., Chokmani, K. (2015). In-season nitrogen status assessment and yield estimation using hyperspectral vegetation indices in a potato crop, 107(4), 1295-1309. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/agronj14.0402

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  9. Cambouris, A.N., Perron, I., Ziadi, N., Lafond, J., Zebarth, B.J., Nyiraneza, J., Nelson, A., Cavers, C., and Tremblay, N. (2014). "Fertilisation azotée du centre à l’est du Canada sous culture de la pomme de terre : saison 2013.", Congrès annuel de l’AQSSS, Victoriaville, QC, Canada. (Presentation)

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  10. Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., and Perron, I. (2014). "Precision Agriculture in Potato Production.", 19th Triennial Conference of EAPR (European Association for Potato Research), Brussels, Belgium, July 6-11, 2014, Invited oral presentation.

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Research facility

2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 2J3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Vice-president elected of the Precise Nitrogen Community of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (since 2018).

  • President elected of the expert panel of Geomatics and Precision Agriculture committee of CRAAQ (since 2007)

  • Adjunct professor at Laval University, Soil science and agri-food engineering department

  • Adjunct professor at INRS-ETE, Remote sensing and hydrology department.

  • Member of Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). (SSSA)

  • Member of American Society of agronomy (ASA). (ASA)

  • Member of Association québécoise des spécialistes en sciences du sol (AQSSS)

  • Member of Centre Sève

Language

English
French