Rodd, A. Vernon, M.Sc. P.Ag.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

440 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4N6
Telephone: 902-370-1393
Fax: 902-370-1444
Email: vernon.rodd@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • crop production
  • fertility
  • production
  • pasture management
  • water quality management
  • cultivated
  • wetlands
  • surface water management
  • rotations
  • crop management
  • tillage
  • soil amendments
  • ground water quality
  • soil water quality
  • industrial waste
  • macronutrients
  • feed production
  • surface water quality
  • salinity
  • forages
  • legumes
  • grasses
  • trace elements
  • cereals
  • barley
  • wheat
  • oats
  • animal wastes
  • environmental quality
  • municipal waste
  • manure management

Current Projects:

  • Aquatic/Terrestrial/Agriculture CKD Liming Project: Application of CKD to Agricultural and Riparian Lands
  • Assessment and management of biological and chemical contaminants carried in livestock and poultry manure [GAPS]
  • Develop new and improved handling and application practices and technologies to enhance nutrient use efficiency and reduce the environmental and health risks from organic residues
  • Increase understanding of the fundamental processes determining the on-farm fate of pathogens, organic contaminants, and nutrients

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Society of Soil Science
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists
  • Adjunct Professor Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2012

2011

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Franklin, J.L., Drury, C.F., Zebarth, B.J., Rodd, A.V., and St George, E. (2015). "Denitrification rates under typical dairy rotations in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Synergy in Science. Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 15-18, 2015, Presentation.
  • Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Rodd, A.V., Zebarth, B.J., and Danielescu, S. (2015). "Seasonal soil nitrate patterns under potato production in Prince Edward Island.", 14th International Symposium for Soil and Plant Analysis, Kona Beach, Hawaii, USA, January 26-30, 2015.
  • Jiang, Y., Chapman, S., Malenica, A., Parker, B., Cherry, J., Murray, B., Nyiraneza, J., Ryan, M.C., Grimmett, M.G., and Rodd, A.V. (2015). "Understanding Controls of Matrix Storage on Nitrate Transport in Fractured-porous Bedrock Aquifer.", 2015 Stakeholders Day, Harrington, PEI, Canada, July 14, 2015. (Poster)
  • 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.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Jannet, R.B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Khiari, L., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Mills, A.A.S., and Ziadi, N. (2015). "Critical phosphorus concentrations and P saturation ratio levels under potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Whittaker, J., Nyiraneza, J., Burton, D.L., Zebarth, B.J., Rodd, A.V., and Grimmett, M.G. (2015). "Nitrogen cycling from legume and grass forages during forage phase and subsequent potato crop.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

2014

  • Danielescu, S., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Lamb, K., MacQuarrie, K.T.B., Zebarth, B.J., and Butler, K. (2014). "Evidence of transient perched water table conditions and possible implications for groundwater recharge and nitrate loading in Prince Edward Island.", Canadian Geophysical Union Joint Annual Meeting with Canadian Society of Soil Science, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014. (Poster)
  • Danielescu, S., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Nyiraneza, J., and Zebarth, B.J. (2014). "Groundwater recharge and nitrate loading from a field under a conventional potato production system in PEI.", Canada Water Resources Association (CWRA) 2014 Congress, Hamilton, ON, Canada, June 2-4, 2014, Presentation.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Improving Hayfield for Forage Quality while Minimizing Nitrate Loading of Tile Drainage in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Improving Hayfield for Forage Quality while Minimizing Nitrate Loading of Tile Drainage in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Nitrogen dynamics in twin row versus conventional row silage corn in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Nitrogen dynamics in twin row versus conventional row silage corn in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Optimum rates of phosphorus for potato production in soils of varying P status in Atlantic Canada… an AAFC Science & Technology Branch Project.", Scotia Horticultural Congress 2014, Kentville, NS, Canada, January 27-28, 2014.
  • Jiang, Y., Chapman, S., Nyiraneza, J., Malenica, A., Li, Q., Murray, B., Grimmett, M.G., and Rodd, A.V. (2014). "Groundwater quality under a retired potato field evidences significant contribution of soil N to nitrate leaching.", 13th congress of European Society of Agronomy, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29, 2014.
  • Mills, A.A.S., Nyiraneza, J., and Rodd, A.V. (2014). "The impact of underseeding and overseeding cover crops on the agronomic performance of soybean and canola in the Northeast.", ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-5, 2014. (Poster)
  • Nyiraneza, J., Mills, A.A.S., Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., and Jiang, Y. (2014). "The effects of different cover crops and their managements on subsequent potato growth.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014, Abstract/poster.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Peters, R.D., Grimmett, M.G., Jiang, Y., and Rodd, A.V. (2014). "Canola response to N fertilizer sources and rotation systems in Prince Edward Island.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014, Abstract/poster.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Potato response to phosphorus fertilization in Atlantic Canada and assessment of the degree of soil phosphorus saturation.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Bezanson, G.S., Nyiraneza, J., Henry, R., Jenkins, S., and others (2014). "Management of manure to decrease the potential for E. coli contamination.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre. (Presentation)
  • Rodd, A.V., Henry, R., Bezanson, G.S., Fuller, K.D., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Grimmett, M.G. (2014). "Manure storage conditions and E. coli survival. Sustainable Water Footprint.", Joint meeting NS Institute of Agrologists and PEI Institute of Agrologists, Stanley Bridge, PEI, Canada, July 20-22, 2014.
  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Jiang, Y., Jenkins, S., Janes, D.E., Jolliemore, L., Murray, B., Power, I., and others (2014). "Effect of Temperature Based Fall Plowing on Soil N Dynamics in Potato Production.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre. (Presentation)
  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Jiang, Y., Jenkins, S., Janes, D.E., Jolliemore, L., Murray, B., Power, I., and others (2014). "Effect of Temperature Based Fall Plowing on Soil N Dynamics in Potato Production.", Sustainable Water Footprint. Joint meeting NS Institute of Agrologists and PEI Institute of Agrologist, Stanley Bridge, PEI, Canada, July 20-22, 2014.

2013

  • Anderson, S., Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Zoski, E.D., Smith, E., Kuehnbaum, A., Handyside, P., Murray, B., Henry, R., Jenkins, S., and others (2013). "Woodchip bioreactor for decreasing nitrate in tile effluent.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Harrington, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Drury, C.F., Grimmett, M.G., Zebarth, B.J., Franklin, J.L., Rodd, A.V., Van Roestel, J., and George, E. (2013). "Growing season denitrification losses impacted by land management practices, soil properties, and weather conditions in manure-amended perennial hayfield and corn-soybean-wheat rotations in Atlantic Canada.", CSSS/MSSS/CSAFM 2013 Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB., Canada, June 22-25, 2013. (Poster)
  • Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., and Danielescu, S. (2013). "Nutrient analysis of groundwater and soil water from potato production systems.", 127th Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) Annual Meeting, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, USA, August 25-28, 2013.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Jiang, Y., Mills, A.A.S., Gregory, D., Enman, B., and others (2013). "Increasing phosphorus use efficiency in potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Nyiraneza, J., Peters, R.D., Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Bélanger, G., and Jégo, G. (2013). "Impact of Crop Rotations, and Mineral and Organic N fertilizer on Soil Nitrogen Availability and Potato Yield.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2013, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, March 5-6, 2013.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Peters, R.D., Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Bélanger, G., and Jégo, G. (2013). "Soil N supply and potato yield as affected by Crop Rotations and N sources.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013, #038.
  • Rodd, A.V., Nyiraneza, J., Henry, R., Peters, R.D., Grimmett, M.G., and Mills, A.A.S. (2013). "Compost from the sea for agricultural production. Compost council of Canada regional meeting.", Compost matters in Atlantic Canada, Westmorland‐Albert Solid Waste Corporation, Moncton, NB, Canada, March 13-14, 2013.

2012

  • Thilakarathna, R.M.M.S., Papadopoulos, Y.A., Rodd, A.V., Fillmore, S.A.E., Gunawardena, A.H.L.A.N., and Prithiviraj, B. (2012). "Nitrogen fixation and transfer from red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) cultivars to companion bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) under field conditions.", Plant Canada 2012 (joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), Certified Crop Advisors (CCA), North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)): Adapting Crops to Change, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 16-19, 2012.

2011

  • Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., and Fuller, K.D. (2011). "Does Method of Manure Application Affect Nitrate Movement and Escherichia coli Survival?", Crops and Livestock Research Centre Open House, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 6, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Thilakarathna, R.M.M.S., Papadopoulos, Y.A., Rodd, A.V., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Prithiviraj, B. (2010). "Extent of nitrogen transfer from two diverse red clover cultivars to companion blue grass under field conditions.", 5th Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Atlantic Workshop: Climate Change and Crop Health, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, January 19-20, 2010.
  • Wells, J.V., Rodd, A.V., Madani, A., Gordon, R.J., MacLeod, J.A., McRae, K.B., Warman, P.R., and Grimmett, M.G. (2010). "Long-term manure application impacts on forage yield, nutrient utilization and soil nutrient status.", 5th Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Atlantic Workshop: Climate Change and Crop Health, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, January 19-20, 2010.

2009

  • Rodd, A.V., Warman, P.R., MacLeod, J.A., Cline, J.A., and Hicklenton, P.R. (2009). "Land application of compost: Issues and benefits.", Compost Matters 2009 Workshop, Composting Council of Canada, Wolfville, NS, Canada, March 3-4, 2009. (Workshop)
  • Sharifi, M., Zebarth, B.J., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., and Grant, C.A. (2009). "Long-term effects of semi-solid beef manure application to forage grass on soil mineralizable nitrogen in contrasting soil texture.", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM: Sciences for Sustainability: Soils, Agronomy, and Atmosphere, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009.
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