Gaétan Parent

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Senior Soil Ressource Specialist

Project management and management related to the management of mineral and organic fertilizer resources in forage and field crop production. Adaptation and transfer of knowledge to different agricultural environments.

Current research and/or projects

My work contributes to the Government of Canada's advancement in science through the development and adaptation of mineral and organic fertilization practices for field and forage crops in Canada.

Research and/or project statements

  • On-Farm Evaluation of the Forms and Technologies of Mineral Fertilizers for Forage Crops, Potato and Corn.
  • Development of a slurry dephosphatation technique using magnesium residues and its evaluation in agricultural areas.
  • On-Farm Evaluation of Phosphate Fertilization Requirements for Forage Grasses and Grain Corn.
  • Adaptation of nitrogen requirements for forage grasses in Quebec.
  • On-farm development and evaluation of various techniques to better predict grain nitrogen requirements in Canada.

Professional activities / interests

  • Member of the CRAAQ Chemistry and Soil Fertility Commission.

Education and awards

  • BSc in Agronomy, Laval University, 1992
  • M. Sc. Plant Biology, Laval University, 1994
  • Graduate Diploma (Business Administration), Laval University, 2000
  • MBA (Business Management), Laval University, 2002

Key publications

  1. Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Mongrain, D., Parent, G., Savoie, P., Massé, D., Gilbert, Y., Babineau, D. (2016). Reed canarygrass crop biomass and silage as affected by harvest date and nitrogen fertilization, 96(3), 413-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0245

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  2. Mills, A.A.S., Breune, I., Noronha, C., Nyiraneza, J., Parent, G., and Rodd, A.V. (2015). "Intercropping grains, oilseeds and row crops with forage species to enhance cropping system sustainability.", 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design, Montpellier, France, September 7-10, 2015.

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  3. Parent, G. (2014). "Impact de l’utilisation de technologies de et modes d’application des engrais minéraux en production de maïs-grain.", Club Agrinove, Concilier agro et éco : comment être doublement performant – 2014, 16 décembre 2014, Conférence invité.

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  4. Claessens, A., Bélanger, G., Savoie, P., Parent, G., Bertrand, A., Tremblay, G.F., Massé, D.I., Gilbert, Y., and Babineau, D. (2013). "Effect of harvest date and nitrogen fertilization on reed canarygrass and switchgrass yield, composition and specific methane production in eastern Canada.", SWITCHGRASS II conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, September 10-12, 2013,, www.dfrc.wisc.edu/switchgrass/.

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  5. Légère, A., Vanasse, A., Parent, G., Malhi, S.S., and Stevenson, F.C. (2013). "Productivity unleashed : crop and weed response to plowing 24 year-old no-till plots.", 53rd Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 4-7, 2013.

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  6. Claessens, A., Bélanger, G., Savoie, P., Parent, G., Bertrand, A., Tremblay, G.F., Massé, D.I., Gilbert, Y., and Babineau, D. (2013). "Species, harvest date, and nitrogen fertilization affect characteristics of biomass grown for methane production in eastern Canada.", SWITCHGRASS II conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, September 9-13, 2013, Invited for an oral presentation.

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  7. Cambouris, A.N., Bélanger, G., Ziadi, N., Mongrain, D., Parent, G., and Perron, I. (2012). "Biomass Productivity On Marginal Land Using Low Cost Fertilizer.", 2012 Annual Meeting of ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, October 21-24, 2012.

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  8. Cambouris, A.N., Bélanger, G., Ziadi, N., and Parent, G. (2012). "Biomass Productivity on Marginal Land Using Low Cost Fertilizer.", Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and Association Québécoise de Spécialistes en Sciences du Sol (AQSSS) Joint Meeting, Manoir St-Castin, Lac Beauport, QC, Canada, June 3-8, 2012.

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  9. Bélanger, G., Savoie, P., Parent, G., Claessens, A., Bertrand, A., Tremblay, G.F., Massé, D., Gilbert, Y., Babineau, D. (2012). Switchgrass silage for methane production as affected by date of harvest, 92(6), 1187-1197. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2011-202

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  10. Massé, D., Gilbert, Y., Savoie, P., Bélanger, G., Parent, G., Babineau, D. (2011). Methane yield from switchgrass and reed canarygrass grown in Eastern Canada, 102(22), 10286-10292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2011.08.087

    2011 - View publication details