Dr. Kirsten D. Hannam

Systems Agro-Ecologist

Examining water, carbon and nutrient dynamics within agro-ecosystems at a range of spatial scales

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. University of Alberta, 2006
  • M.Sc. University of British Columbia, 2002

Key publications

  1. Proper balanced nutrition is important in all crops; however, knowing what the right nutrient needed at the right time for the right reasons with the right product can be very different between commodities, orchards, and seasons. There are several different sampling methods that can be utilized to assess the nutrient status of a block and help aid in nutrient management decisions. The main assessment methods are leaf, fruitlet, and soil analysis. There are some other techniques, such as sap analysis, that are being tested and may be more available in the future.

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Hannam, K.D., Randall, P., and Wambold, L. (2016). "Water-conserving mulch and micro-irrigation practices affect assemblages of nematodes parasitizing winegrape in the Okanagan Valley.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. (Abstract)

    2016 - View publication details

  3. Hannam, K.D., Kehila, D., Millard, P., Midwood, A., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Forge, T.A., Nichol, C., and Jones, M.D. (2016). "Bicarbonates in irrigation water contribute to carbonate formation and CO2 production in orchard soils under drip irrigation.", Geoderma, 266, pp. 120-126. doi : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.12.015

    2016 - View publication details

  4. Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Hannam, K.D., Randall, P., and Wambold, L. (2015). "Water-conserving mulch and micro-irrigation practices affect assemblages of nematodes parasitizing wine grape in the Okanagan Valley.", Canadian Phytopathological Society BC. Regional Meetings, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, October 21, 2015. (Presentation)

    2015 - View publication details

  5. Hannam, K.D., Forge, T.A., Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Jones, M.D., and Nichol, C.K. (2014). "Implications of irrigation and soil amendment practices for soil nutrient dynamics and yield in a young Merlot grape (Vitis vinifera) vineyard.", 2014 CSSS Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  6. Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, G.H., and Forge, T.A. (2014). Effects of three years of Big Horn Natural Compost on soil properties, vine nutrient status, fruit quality and yield - Industry report to Big Horn Compost. (Report)

    2014 - View publication details

  7. Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Forge, T.A., Jones, M.J., Nichol, C.F., and Fentabil, M. (2014). "Soil nutrient dynamics and yield in a young Merlot grape (Vitis vinifera L.) vineyard; implications of irrigation and soil amendment practices.", ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-5, 2014, Number 139-8. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  8. Hannam, K.D., Jones, M.D., Neilsen, D., Midwood, A., Forge, T.A., Neilsen, G.H., and Millard, P. (2014). "Bicarbonates in irrigation water can alter the C13 signature and rate of soil respiration-evidence from a 10 year-old apple orchard in the Okanagan valley, British Columbia.", 2014 CSSS Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  9. Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, G.H., Jones, M.J., and Nichol, C.F. (2014). "Root growth and development of nematode communities in a young Merlot grape (Vitis vinifera L.) vineyard: Influence of irrigation and organic amendments.", ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-5, 2014, Number 145-9. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  10. Fentabil, M., Nichol, C.F., Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, D., Forge, T.A., Neilsen, G.H., and Jones, M.D. (2014). "Nitrous oxide emissions from micro-irrigated grape and apple fields located in the semi-arid Okanagan region of British Columbia.", ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-5, 2014, Number 96-13. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  11. Fentabil, M., Nichol, C.F., Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, D., Forge, T.A., and Neilsen, G.H. (2014). "Annual greenhouse gas fluxes in drip and microspray irrigated vineyards and orchards in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  12. Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Hannam, K., Hannam, K.D., Millard, P., and Midwood, A. (2013). "Foliar urea applications can increase berry yeast-assimiliable N in wine (Vitis vinifera L.) grapes.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 984, pp. 427-433.

    2013 - View publication details

  13. Neilsen, G.H., Hannam, K.D., and Hannam, K. (2013). Final J. R. Simplot research report. (Report)

    2013 - View publication details

  14. Hannam, K., Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, G.H., and Neilsen, D. (2011). "The concentrations of yeast assimiliable N in wine grape juice can be manipulated using deficit irrigation ,crop load reduction and nitrogen fertilization. 382-8 S08 Soil nutrient management and soil and plant analyses.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.

    2011 - View publication details

  15. Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Forge, T.A., Hannam, K., and Hannam, K.D. (2011). "Urea sprays to improve yeast assimiliable N concentration in grape at harvest.", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011.

    2011 - View publication details

  16. Forge, T.A., Neilsen, G.H., Smit, R., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Hannam, K., and Hannam, K.D. (2011). "Nematode parasites of grapevines in the Okanagan Valley: What are their potential impacts? What can we do about them?", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011.

    2011 - View publication details

  17. Hannam, K.D., Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., and Forge, T.A. (2011). "Improving the yeast assimiliable nitrogen status of wine grape juice.", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011.

    2011 - View publication details

Research facility

4200 Highway #97
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Canada

Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS)
  • Member, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), American Society of Agronomy (ASA) & Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
  • Adjunct, University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Language

English