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. Massé, D., Gilbert, Y., Savoie, P., Bélanger, G., Parent, G., Babineau, D. (2010). Methane yield from switchgrass harvested at different stages of development in Eastern Canada, 101(24), 9536-9541. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.07.018

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  2. Bélanger, G., Ziadi, N., Tremblay, G.F., Parent, G., Chantigny, M.H., and Claessens, A. (2009). "Recent development in the fertilization of corn in Canada.", 2da Reunión Internacional de Leche y Forraje, Universidad de Guadalajara, Tepatitlán de Morelos, México, March 25-27, 2009.

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  3. Savoie, P., Babineau, D., Parent, G., Bélanger, G., and Massé, D.I. (2008). "Des plantes fourragères pour la production de méthane.", Demi-journée d'information scientifique sur les fourrages 2008, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, February 19, 2008, pp. 29. (Abstract)

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  4. Parent, G., Bélanger, G., Ziadi, N., Deland, J.P., Laperrière, J. (2007). Precipitation of liquid swine manure phosphates using magnesium smelting by-products, 36(2), 557-567. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2006.0174

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  5. Karam, A., Côté, D., and Parent, G. (2003). "Retention of copper in Cu-enriched organic soils.", in Parent, L.E. and Ilnicki, P. (eds.) - Organic Soils and Peat Materials for Sustainable Agriculture, CRC Press Taylor, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 137-150.

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  6. Parent, G. and Khiari, L. (2003). "Nitrogen and phosphorus balance indicators in organic soils.", in Parent, L.E. and Ilnicki, P. (eds.) - Organic Soils and Peat Materials for Sustainable Agriculture, CRC Press Taylor, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 105-136.

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  7. Apostol, S.L., Viau, A.A., Tremblay, F., Briantais, J.M., Prasher, S.O., Parent, G., and Moya, I. (2003). "Laser-induced fluorescence signatures as a tool for remote monitoring of water and nitrogen stresses in plants.", Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(1), pp. 57-65.

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  8. Mathieu, N., Sbih, M., Viau, A.A., Anctil, F., Parent, G., and Boisvert, J.B. (2003). "Relationships between Radarsat SAR data and surface moisture content of agricultural organic soils.", International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24(24), pp. 5265-5281.

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  9. Parent, G. and Remblay, C. (2003). "Soil acidity determination methods for organic soils and peat materials.", in Parent, L.E. and Ilnicki, P. (eds.) - Organic Soils and Peat Materials for Sustainable Agriculture, CRC Press Taylor, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 93-104.

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  10. Zheng, Y.-L., Parent, G., and MacLeod, J.A. (2003). "Influence of soil texture on fertilizer and soil phosphorus transformations in Gleysolic soils.", Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 83(4), pp. 395-403.

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Research facility

2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 2J3
Canada

Affiliations

Member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

 

Language

English
French