Owen, Josée, M.Sc.

Biologist, Vegetable Cropping Systems

Contact Information:

850 Lincoln Road
PO Box 2069
Fredericton, New Brunswick E4S 2J2
Telephone: 506-460-4469
Fax: 506-460-4377
Email: josee.owen@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • development of vegetable cropping systems adapted to Maritime growing conditions
  • evaluation effects of cropping system factors such as overwintering, use of mulches and novel varieties on produce yield and quality
  • improving knowledge of relationships between plant-available soil nutrients and organic matter in organic vegetable rotational cropping systems;
  • long-term rotations experiments

Current Projects:

  • Improving the economic sustainability of leek and spinach production systems in Atlantic Canada through development of over-wintering systems
  • Integration of compost and legume management in organic rotation systems and the impacts on soil quality parameters, nutrient cycling, soil organic matter and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Evaluation of exotic sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) germsplasm under Maritime conditions for yield potential, cool-climate adaptation, and novel morphological traits and characterization of bioactive phtochemicals in promising lines.

Affiliations:

  • Project Management Team, Ghana Institute of Horticulturists/Canadian Society of Horticultural Science/Agricultural Institute of Canada Dry Season Vegetable Project

Research publications

2013

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2015

  • Owen, J. (2015). "Integrated cover cropping practices to reduce erosion in intensive, steep-sloped potato production.", INNOHORT 2015, Avignon, France, June 8-12, 2015. (Poster)
  • Owen, J. and LeBlanc, S. (2015). "New agronomic techniques for high quality organic sweet corn in maritime Canada.", INNOHORT 2015, Avignon, France, June 8-12, 2015.
  • Owen, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., and LeBlanc, S. (2015). "Productivity in a low intensity and a high intensity 4-year organic vegetable crop rotation.", INNOHORT 2015, Avignon, France, June 8-12, 2015. (Poster)
  • 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.

2014

  • Owen, J. (2014). "Woody Biomass for Energy.", ThinkFarm NS Energy Crops Workshop, Windsor, NS, Canada, February 19, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. and Hann, S.W.R. (2014). "Variable-width buffers to prevent field sediment run-off in potato production on steep slopes.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 13-14, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. and LeBlanc, S. (2014). "Producing High Quality Organic Sweet Corn in the Maritimes/Production de maïs sucré biologique de grande qualité dans les Maritimes.", published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. (Factsheet)
  • Owen, J., Hann, S.W.R., and Dosskey, M. (2014). "Variable-width buffers to reduce sediment pollution from potato production on steep slopes of Black Brook Watershed using AgBufferBuilder.", 2nd European Agroforestry Conference, Cottbus, Germany, July 4-6, 2014.
  • Owen, J., Poppy, L.B., Pollock, T., English, B., Schroeder, W.R., and Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2014). "Seabuckthorn: breeding for commercial production and phytochemical profile, and incorporation in agroforestry systems in Canada.", 2nd EURAF Conference, Cottbus, Germany, June 4-6, 2014.

2013

  • Dixon, P.L., Zvalo, V., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., and Power, T. (2013). "Managing the cabbage maggot using long-lasting insect netting." (Factsheet)
  • Dixon, P.L., Zvalo, V., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., and Power, T. (2013). "Update on the use of long-lasting insect netting to control the cabbage maggot.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013.
  • Owen, J. and Ceplis, D. (2013). "Gender Equality Mainstreaming in Agricultural Development.", Invited speaker at Cape Breton University workshop for Nigerian Gender and Vegetable Crop Researchers, May 23, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. and Hann, S.W.R. (2013). "Fixed versus Variable-Width Buffers to Prevent Field Run-Off Pollution on High Slopes.", Benton Ridge Experimental Farm Open House, July 24, 2013. (Poster)
  • Owen, J., McDonald, M.R., Pritchard, M.K., Ceplis, D., Abubakari, A.-H., Mahunu, G., Idun, I., and Kumah, P. (2013). "Strong partnerships achieve big successes in Ghana’s impoverished Upper West Region.", Invited speaker at Cape Breton University workshop for Nigerian Gender and Vegetable Crop Researchers, May 23, 2013. (Presentation)

2012

  • Abubakari, A.-H., McDonald, M.R., Ceplis, D., Mahunu, G., Owen, J., Idun, I., Kumah, P., Pritchard, M.K., Nyarko, G., and Appiah, F. (2012). "Fostering sustainable engagement of the youth in the agirfood sector: Opportunities and challenges for youth employment in Ghana.", oung People, Farming and Food, Accra, Ghana, March 19-21, 2012.
  • Dixon, P.L., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., Power, T., and Zvalo, V. (2012). "Row covers as physical barriers to control cabbage maggot (Delia radicum) in rutabaga.", Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Grower Association Conference, February, 2012. (Poster)
  • Zvalo, V., Kalt, W., Shi, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Owen, J. (2012). "Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) of Diverse Colours Grown in Atlantic Canada.", 2nd Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE 2012), Angers, France, July 1-5, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Dixon, P.L., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., Power, T., and Zvalo, V. (2011). "Row covers as physical barriers to control cabbage maggot (Delia radicum) in rutabaga.", Entomological Society of Canada-Acadian Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Halifax, N.S., Canada, November, 2011. (Poster)
  • Dixon, P.L., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., Power, T., and Zvalo, V. (2011). "Rutabaga, (Brassica napus var. napobrassica L. Reichenb.), cv. Laurentian, York and pest Cabbage maggot (Delia radicum (L.)).", Pest Management Research Report.
  • Lynch, D., Main, M., Nimmo, J., and Owen, J. (2011). Final Report, NBAC Project NB0158CO “Whole Farm Nutrient Budgets”, March 31, 2011. (Report)
  • Owen, J. and Ceplis, D. (2011). Gender Equality Mainstreaming (GEM) report for 2011 AIC AGM, Halifax, July 17, 2011. (Report)
  • Owen, J. and LeBlanc, S. (2011). "Innovative agronomic techniques for growing profitable high quality organic sweet corn.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Owen, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., Sanderson, K.R., Nurse, R.E., Mercier, G., Charles, M.T., and Benoît, D.-L. (2011). An eastern Canada Research Network for the study of organic vegetable rotational cropping systems: Project Final Report. March 31, 2011. (Report)
  • Owen, J., LeBlanc, S., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2011). "Seasonal contribution of nitrogen from compost in application year and subsequent years to broccoli in a long term organic rotations experiment.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Owen, J., LeBlanc, S., and Pemberton, R. (2011). Physical barriers to control cabbage maggot (Delia radicum L.) in brassica vegetable crops: Final Report for AAFC Pesticide Risk Reduction Program. Project Code: PRR10-170. (Report)
  • Owen, J., McDonald, M.R., Pritchard, M.K., Ceplis, D., Abubakari, A.-H., Mahunu, G., Idun, I., and Kumah, P. (2011). "Strong partnerships achieve big successes: Ten years of partnership between the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) and the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH) in Ghana’s impoverished Upper West Region.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.

2010

  • Owen, J. (2010). "CSHS-GhIH Dry Season Vegetable Project.", Presentation to AAFC Research Personnel. Senator Hervé J. Michaud Research Farm, Bouctouche, New Brunswick, September 26, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. (2010). "Maritime Sweet Potatoes: Cultivars and Health-Promoting Phytochemicals.", Atlantic Agricultural Forum, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 22-23, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. and Ceplis, D. (2010). "Gender Equality Mainstreaming in Agricultural Development.", Ghana Society of Horticulturists National Seminar, University of Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, February 8, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. and LeBlanc, S. (2010). "Long Term Organic Rotational Vegetable Cropping Systems.", Invited presentation at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, St. Catherines’s, Ontario, Canada, February 23-25, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Owen, J. and LeBlanc, S. (2010). "Trial & Error Towards Innovative & Profitable Organic Sweet Corn Production.", New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association: Atlantic Agricultural Research Forum, Fredericton, NB, Canada, December 7-8, 2010.
  • Zvalo, V., Kalt, W., Shi, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Owen, J. (2010). "Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) of Diverse Colours Grown in Atlantic Canada.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)

2009

  • Lynch, D.H., Sharifi, M., Clegg, E., Owen, J., Hammermeister, A.M., and Burton, D.L. (2009). "Management-induced changes in nitrous oxide emission from organic potato rotations in Eastern Canada.", 29th Guelph Organic Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, January 22-25, 2009.
  • Qualtiere, E., McDonnell, A., LeBlanc, S., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Owen, J. (2009). "PRS™-probes determine soil nutrient supply rates in organic and conventional snap bean rotation experiments.", 46th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop: An Earth Sciences Perspective of Soils, Mayfield Inn and Suites, Edmonton, AB, Canada, February 17-19, 2009.
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