Dorais, Martine, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Sustainable production systems : Organic farming


Contact Information:

6947 Highway 7
Agassiz, Ontario V0M 1A0
Telephone: 604-796-6086
Fax: 418-656-3515
Email: martine.dorais@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant physiology
  • horticulture
  • fruit quality
  • organic crops
  • sustainable production systems
  • life cycle assessment

Current Projects:

  • Crop monitoring and modelling to improve yield and quality
  • Determination of the water and nutrient needs of soilless grown greenhouse vegetables, and development of appropriate fertigation schedules
  • Developing methods for organic production of greenhouse vegetables
  • Development of irrigation strategies for new organic media for intercropped greenhouse tomatoes grown on slabs under supplemental lighting
  • Energy conservation and climate control in greenhouse vegetable production
  • Human nutrition quality of greenhouse vegetables
  • New light sources on the physiological and morphological effects of greenhouse plants
  • Optimization of environmental conditions for greenhouse vegetables

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

  • Bolduc, M., Dorais, M., Antoun, H., and Rochette, P. (2013). Does biochar improve wetland efficiency to treat organic and conventional greenhouse effluents?.
  • Bolduc, M., Dorais, M., Gravel, V., Rochette, P., and Antoun, H. (2013). "Using artificial wetlands enriched with biochar to treat greenhouse effluent and reduce N2O emission.", Greensys 2013 - New Technologies for Environment Control, Energy-saving and Crop Production in Greenhouse and Plant Factory, Jeju, South Korea, September 22-27, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Dorais, M. (2013). "Culture biologique du basilic ornemental et du Calibrachoa.", Journée de l’IQDHO, Drummondville, QC, Canada, February 5, 2013.
  • Dorais, M. (2013). "Grappe agroscientifique du Canada sur les Productions biologiques : Cultures sous abris.", La semaine Horticole 2013, Maison de l’UPA, Longueuil, QC, Canada, February 12, 2013.
  • Dorais, M. and Dansereau, B. (2013). "Feasibility of producing ornamental potted plants for the North American market.", 2nd ISHS Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Avignon, France, October 28-31, 2013.
  • Dorais, M. and Fortier, É. (2013). "Effects of vermicompost and beneficial agents for seedling production.", 2nd ISHS Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Avignon, France, October 28-31, 2013.
  • Dorais, M., Pepin, S., and Ménard, C. (2013). "Impact of biochar soil amendment on greenhouse tomato grown in six types of soil.", 2nd ISHS Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Avignon, France, October 28-31, 2013.
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., and Ménard, C. (2013). "Organic potted plants amended with biochar.", 2nd ISHS Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Avignon, France, October 28-31, 2013.
  • Méthot, J., de Halleux, D., and Dorais, M. (2013). "Évaluation du Potentiel de Croissance et de Rendement d'une Culture de Tomates Biologiques Cultivées dans une Serre Climatisée à l'Aide d'un Système Géothermique.", 81e Congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 6-10, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Méthot, J., de Halleux, D., and Dorais, M. (2013). "Potential Assessment of Growth and Yield of Greenhouse Grown organic tomato using a Geothermal System.", Greensys2013 - New Technologies for Environment Control, Energy-saving and Crop Production in Greenhouse and Plant Factory, Jeju, South Korea, September 22-27, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Ouertani, S., Dorais, M., Antoun, H., and Pepin, S. (2013). "Effet de l’ajout du biochar sur les microorganismes des marais filtrants artificiels traitant des effluents de serre.", Journée annuel du Centre e recherche en Horticulture 2013, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada, May 23, 2013.
  • Pepin, S., Dorais, M., Ménard, C., Bacon, R., Fortier, É., Khedid, H., and Béchard-Dubé, S.-A. (2013). "Mid-canopy supplemental 3-D LED lighting for greenhouse tomato production – Effects on leaf photosynthetic capacity, yield and fruit quality.", Greensys 2013 - New Technologies for Environment Control, Energy-saving and Crop Production in Greenhouse and Plant Factory, Jeju, South Korea, September 22-27, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Pepin, S., Fortier, É., Béchard-Dubé, S.-A., Dorais, M., Ménard, C., and Bacon, R. (2013). "Beneficial effects of using 3-D LED interlighting system for tomato: winter vs summer seasons.", 2nd ISHS Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Avignon, France, October 28-31, 2013, Also published on Acta Horticulturae Volume 1041, 10 July 2014, Pages 239-246.
  • Vallières, M., de Halleux, D., and Dorais, M. (2013). "Comparison of Two Cooling and Dehumidifying Methods for a Semi-Closed Organic Tomato Greenhouse.", Greensys2013 - New Technologies for Environment Control, Energy-saving and Crop Production in Greenhouse and Plant Factory, Jeju, South Korea, September 22-27, 2013. (Abstract)

2012

  • Bolduc, M., Dorais, M., Antoun, H., and Rochette, P. (2012). "Optimisation des marais filtrants artificiels à traiter les eaux usées d’une production serricole par l’ajout de biochar.", Journée annuel du Centre e recherche en Horticulture 2012, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada, June 12, 2012.
  • Bolduc, M., Dorais, M., Antoun, H., and Rochette, P. (2012). "Optimisation des marais filtrants artificiels à traiter les eaux usées d’une production serricole par l’ajout de biochar.", Journée du 100e anniversaire de la FSAA, Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, November 28, 2012.
  • Bolduc, M., Dorais, M., Gravel, V., Rochette, P., and Antoun, H. (2012). "Enrichment of Artificial Wetlands with Biochar to Improve their Efficiency and Reduce N2O Emission.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012.
  • Dorais, M. (2012). "Organic Greenhouse Cluster Research Activities: An Overview.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012.
  • Dorais, M., Antón, A.A., Torrellas, M., and Montero, J.I. (2012). "Environmental Assessment of an Organic Integrated Greenhouse Tomato Crop Grown Under Northern Conditions Compared to a Conventional Crop.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G3, pp. 92. (Poster)
  • Dorais, M., Gaudreau, L., Bordeleau, M., Gosselin, A., Medina, Y., Gauthier, L., Desjardins, Y., and Khanizadeh, S. (2012). "High Tunnel Production of Organic Raspberries.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Dorais, M., Pépin, S., Gaudreau, L., Ménard, C., and Bacon, R. (2012). "Organically-grown Greenhouse Tomato Under Supplemental Lighting.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G6, pp. 95. (Poster)
  • Dorais, M., Pepin, S., Rochette, P., and Ménard, C. (2012). "Effect of biochar amendment to six types of organic soil on soil activity and plant productivity.", 2nd ISHS Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Avignon, France, October 28-31, 2013.
  • Gravel, C., Dorais, M., and Ménard, C. (2012). "Biochar Used in Combination with Organic Fertilization for Potted Plants: its Effect on Growth and Pythium Colonization.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012.
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., Ménard, C., and Pépin, S. (2012). "Organic greenhouse tomato production in a closed system.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012.
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., Ménard, C., and Pépin, S. (2012). "Soil Oxygen Enrichment in Organically-grown Greenhouse Tomato.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G8, pp. 97. (Poster)
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., Ménard, C., and Pépin, S. (2012). "Soil Salinization of Organically-grown Greenhouse Tomato.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G9, pp. 98. (Poster)
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., and Ménard, C. (2012). "Organic Fertilization and its Effect on Development of Sweet Pepper Transplants.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G4, pp. 93. (Poster)
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., and Ménard, C. (2012). "Organic Production of Vegetable and Herb Transplants.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G5, pp. 94. (Poster)
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., and Ménard, C. (2012). "Ornamental potted plants: production under organic fertilization.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012.
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Alsanius, B.W., and Zagury, G.J. (2012). "The Use of Passive Bioreactors to Simultaneously Remove NO3, SO4 and Plant Pathogens from Organic Greenhouse Effluent.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G10, pp. 99. (Poster)
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Zagury, G.J., and Alsanius, B.W. (2012). "A Passive Biological Approach to Remove Plant Pathogens from an Organic Greenhouse Effluent.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, G7, pp. 96. (Poster)
  • Hao, X.M., Dorais, M., Ehret, D.L., and Papadopoulos, A.P. (2012). Dynamic plant-based environment control to improve energy use efficiency in greenhouse crop production. Final A-Base Research Project (2008-12) Report, 13 pages. (Report)
  • Tempesta, M., Tremblay, N., Vigneault, P., Bouroubi, M.Y., Dorais, M., and Gianquito, G.P. (2012). "Remote sensing of nitrogen and water status on Boston lettuce transplants in a greenhouse environment.", 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA), Indianapolis, IN, USA, July 15-18, 2012, Paper #1278, pp. 2 pages.
  • Tempesta, M., Tremblay, N., Vigneault, P., Bouroubi, M.Y., and Dorais, M. (2012). "Remote Sensing of Nitrogen and Water Status on Boston Lettuce Transplants in a Greenhouse Environment.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012, pp. 87.
  • Vallières, M., Dorais, M., de Halleux, D., and Rondeau, M.-H. (2012). "Comparison of Two Cooling and Dehumidifying Methods for a Semi-Closed Organic Tomato Greenhouse.", Canadian Organic Science Conference and Organic Science Cluster Strategic Meetings, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 21-23, 2012.
  • Vallières, M., de Halleux, D., and Dorais, M. (2012). "Caractérisation de systèmes de déshumidification et de refroidissement pour une production en serre de tomates biologiques.", Journée du 100e anniversaire de la FSAA, Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, Novembr 28, 2012.

2011

  • Bordeleau, M., Dorais, M., Gosselin, A., Gauthier, A., Desjardins, Y., and Khanizadeh, S. (2011). "High tunnel production of organic raspberries.", 3rd ISOFAR Scientific Conference in the frame of the 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Gyeonggi Paldang, South Korea, September 27-October 1 2011, Organic is Life: Knowledge for tomorrow. Vol. 1 Organic Crop production, pp. 459-462.
  • Dorais, M. and Dubé, Y. (2011). "Closed greenhouse systems: Multiphase recycling of solid and liquid organic waste.", Chronica Horticulturae, 51, pp. 72-79.
  • Dorais, M., Antón, A.A., Montero, J.I., and Torrellas, M. (2011). "Environmental assessment of an integrated organic greenhouse tomato crop grown under Northern conditions.", 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America, Boston, MA, USA, November 13-17, 2011.
  • Dorais, M., Jean-Paul, C., Gravel, V., Rochette, P., Antoun, H., and Ménard, C. (2011). "Oxygen enrichment for organic greenhouse crops.", 17th IFOAM Organic is Life, pp. 1:410-413.
  • Dorais, M., Pépin, S., Gaudreau, L., Ménard, C., Bacon, R., and Lemieux, M. (2011). "Organically-grown greenhouse tomato under supplemental lighting – optimization of the light distribution.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Gravel, C., Ménard, C., Dorais, M., and Pépin, S. (2011). "Organic greenhouse tomato production in raised bed containers under commercial conditions: conclusion of a 3-year study.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Gravel, V., Dorais, M., Ménard, C., and Pépin, S. (2011). "Soil salinization of organically-grown greenhouse tomato.", 3rd Scientific Conference of International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) and 3rd Scientific Conference at the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC), Namyangju, South Korea, September 28-October 1, 2011, Published in: ISOFAR Organic Crop production 1, pp. 436-440.
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Alsanius, B.W., and Zagury, G.J. (2011). "Effectiveness of passive bioreactors fro treating greenhouse effluent contaminated by pathogens and nutrient pollutants.", GreenSys 2011 - International Society of Horticulture Science Advanced Technologies and Management Towards Sustainable Greenhouse Ecosystems, Halkidiki, Greece, June 5-10, 2011. (Poster)
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Alsanius, B.W., and Zagury, G.J. (2011). "Removal of sulphate and nitrate in recycled greenhouse effluent solution using artificial wetlands.", GreenSys 2011 - International Society of Horticulture Science Advanced Technologies and Management Towards Sustainable Greenhouse Ecosystems, Halkidiki, Greece, June 5-10, 2011.
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Zagury, G.J., and Alsanius, B.W. (2011). "Benefits of greenhouse effluent treatment through artificial wetland.", 1st International Symposium on Microbial Horticulture, Alnarp, Sweden, May 15-19, 2011.
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Zagury, G.J., and Alsanius, B.W. (2011). "Removal of plant pathogens in recycled greenhouse effluent using artificial wetlands.", GreenSys 2011 - International Society of Horticulture Science Advanced Technologies and Management Towards Sustainable Greenhouse Ecosystems, Halkidiki, Greece, June 5-10, 2011, P64. (Poster)
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Zagury, G.J., and Alsanius, B.W. (2011). "Removal of plant pathogens in recycled greenhouse effluent using artificial wetlands.", GreenSys 2011 - International Society of Horticulture Science Advanced Technologies and Management Towards Sustainable Greenhouse Ecosystems, Halkidiki, Greece, June 5-10, 2011.
  • Thiagarajan, A., Lada, R.R., Pépin, S., Forney, C.F., Desjardins, Y., and Dorais, M. (2011). "Low temperature exposure increases the postharvest needle retention of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) genotypes.", 108th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Hilton, Waikoloa, HI, USA, September 25-28, 2011, Published in: HortScience, 46(9), pp. S394. (Abstract)
  • Vallières, M., de Halleux, D., and Dorais, M. (2011). "Caractérisation de systèmes de déshumidification et de refroidissement pour une production en serre de tomates biologiques.", 79e Congrès de l’ACFAS: Curiosité, diversité, responsabilité, Université de Sherbrooke & Université Bishop’s, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, May 9-10, 2011, D4-2021.

2010

  • Allaire, S.E., Caron, J., Ménard, C., and Dorais, M. (2010). "Potential replacements for rockwool as growing substrate for greenhouse tomato.", Organic Friends' E-Zine, June 2010(Activity D.5).
  • Dorais, M., Ménard, C., and Bégin, G. (2010). "Risk of phytotoxicity of sawdust substrates for greenhouse vegetables.", Organic Friends' E-Zine, June 2010(Activity D.5).
  • Gruyer, N., Dorais, M., Zagury, G.J., and Alsanius, B.W. (2010). "Utilisation des marais filtrants pour réduire les ions sulfates et les agents pathogènes des effluents de serre.", 24e Congrès annuel de l’Association Québécoise des Spécialistes en Science du Sol (AQSSS): Vers des systèmes sol-plante sains et durables, Abbaye d’Oka, Oka, QC, Canada, June 1-3, 2010.

2009

  • Jenni, S., Dorais, M., Fortin, S., Dubuc, J.-F., Toussaint, V., and Stewart, K.A. (2009). "Production of high-quality coloured peppers under multi-bay high tunnels.", GreenSys 2009 - International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems, Loews Le Concorde Hotel, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 14-19, 2009.
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