Vern Baron, Ph. D.

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Research Scientist

Research in forage crop physiology, management and grazing; interests in extending the grazing and growing season, greenhouse gas emission in the forage beef system and adaptation of forage crops and grazing systems to climate change.

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

  • Determine the impact of managed intensive grazing and crop type on pasture production and environmental sustainability through studies on: 1) nutrient supplies under summer and stockpiled pasture; 2) impact of managed intensive grazing and N-amendments
  • Extending the grazing season through studies on: 1) weathering effects on yield and quality of dormant grasses; 2) winter weathering effects on corn grown for grazing; and 3) swath grazing dynamics of beef cows during winter
  • Reduce the business risk for the feedlot industry found in backgrounding beef cattle by optimizing pasture beef production systems

Principales publications

  1. Bertrand, A. Claessens, A., Thériault, M., Lajeunesse, J., Rocher, S., and Baron, V. 2022. Field Assessment of Alfalfa Populations Selected for Low Dormancy Within Winter-Hardy Cultivars. 2022 Joint Conference
    NAAIC, Trifolium, & Grass Breeders, June 7-9, 2022, Lansing, MI, USA.

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  2. Guyader, J., Baron, V.S., Beauchemin, K.A. (2021). Effect of harvesting corn after frost in alberta (Canada) on whole-plant yield, nutritive value, and kernel properties. Agronomy, [online] 11(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030459

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  3. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Lajeunesse, J. and Baron, V.S. 2020. Risks and opportunities for alfalfa production in northern latitudes. Invited talk, Adaptation of forages to Climate Change. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting Virtual Phoenix.

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  4. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Baron, V., Rocher, S., McCartney, D. Creating cold-tolerant alfalfa. Canadian Cattlemen. April 2020.

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  5. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Bourassa, J., Rocher, S., Baron, V.S. (2020). A Whole-Plant Screening Test to Select Freezing-Tolerant and Low-Dormant Genotypes, 2156 53-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0660-5_6

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  6. Aboagye, I.A., Baron, V.S., Oba, M., Guyader, J., Beauchemin, K.A. (2019). In vitro degradation and methane production of short-season corn hybrids harvested before or after a light frost. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, [online] 99(4), 741-753. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2018-0188

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  7. Miorin, R.L., Holtshausen, L., Baron, V., Beauchemin, K.A. (2018). In situ rumen degradation of kernels from short-season corn silage hybrids as affected by processing. Translational Animal Science, [online] 2(4), 428-438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tas/txy084

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  8. Guyader, J., Baron, V.S., Beauchemin, K.A. (2018). Corn forage yield and quality for silage in short growing season areas of the canadian prairies. Agronomy, [online] 8(9), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8090164

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  9. A. Bertrand, A. Claessens, S. Rocher, V. Baron. Breeding alfalfa for cold tolerance and low dormancy. Présentation orale au 11th International Plant Growth Hardiness Conference (IPCHS), Wisconsin, USA

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  10. Lyu, D., Doce, R.R., Juskiw, P., Zhou, G., Baron, V.S. (2018). Diverse grain-filling dynamics affect harvest management of forage barley and triticale cultivars, 110(3), 1017-1027. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/agronj2017.09.0549

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  11. Alemu, A.W., Janzen, H.H., Little, S., Hao, X.Y., Thompson, D.J., Baron, V., Iwaasa, A., Beauchemin, K.A., Kröbel, R., 2017. Assessment of grazing management on farm greenhouse gas intensity of beef production systems in the Canadian Prairies using life cycle assessment. Agricultural Systems 158, 1-13

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  12. Christie, B. C., Baron, V. S., Young, D., Ohama, A. J., Schellenberg, M., Bertrand, A., and Claessens, A. Selection for summer growth and late fall dormancy in different alfalfa varieties. Poster presentation. Cow-Forage Gentec Tour. August 22, 2017. Lacombe Research and Development Centre. Lacombe, AB.

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  13. Christie, B. C., Baron, V. S., Young, D., Ohama, A. J., Schellenberg, M., Bertrand, A., and Claessens, A. Genetic relationships between winter-hardy alfalfa varieties. Poster presentation. Cow-Forage Gentec Tour. August 22, 2017. Lacombe Research and Development Centre. Lacombe, AB.

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  14. Christie, B. C., Baron, V. S., Young, D., Ohama, A. J., Schellenberg, M., Bertrand, A., and Claessens, A. Relationship between late season plant height and winter hardiness in alfalfa. Poster presentation. Cow-Forage Gentec Tour. August 22, 2017. Lacombe Research and Development Centre. Lacombe, AB.

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  15. Claessens, A. Baron, V., Bertrand, A., Lajeunesse, J. Schellenberg, M. 2017.Prolongation de la productivité des pâturages en fin de saison. Tournée plantes fourragères du CRAAQ. Saint Augustin, 31 mai 2017.

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  16. Hu, N., Flesch, T.K., Wilson, J.D., Baron, V.S., et Basarab, J.A. (2016). « Refining an inverse dispersion method to quantify gas sources on rolling terrain. », Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 225, p. 1-7. doi : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.05.007

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  17. MacWilliam, S., Sanscartier, D., Lemke, R.L., Wismer, M., et Baron, V.S. (2016). « Environmental benefits of canola production in 2010 compared to 1990: A life cycle perspective. », Agricultural Systems, 145, p. 106-115. doi : 10.1016/j.agsy.2016.03.006

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  18. Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., Valera, M., López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Aalhus, J.L. (2016). Relative contribution of electrical stimulation to beef tenderness compared to other production factors, 96(2), 104-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2015-0041

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  19. Lemke, R.L., Baron, V.S., Lui, J.L., Farrell, R.E., et Knight, J.D. (2015). « Does canola influence soil-emitted nitrous oxide emissions from crop rotations on the Canadian prairies? », 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015. (Résumé)

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  20. Baron, V.S., Lemke, R.L., Young, D.G., Harker, K.N., O'Donovan, J.T., et Flesch, T.K. (2015). « Ecosystem carbon balance of field-scale canola and barley in central Alberta. », 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015, Theme D. (Affiche)

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Installation de recherche

6000, sentiers C et E
Lacombe, AB T4L 1W1
Canada

Language

Anglais