Bittman, Shabtai, Ph.D

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

6947 Highway 7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, British Columbia V0M 1A0
Telephone: 604-796-1735
Fax: 604-796-0359
Email: shabtai.bittman@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • management - general
  • silage
  • environmental impact
  • production
  • resource management
  • corn
  • other forage crops
  • orchard grass
  • forage crops
  • forage harvesting methods (hay
  • grasses
  • cover crops
  • rotations
  • macronutrients
  • soil amendments
  • ecosystem
  • manure and waste management
  • other management of soil fertility
  • farming systems
  • plant material
  • crop production
  • develop sustainable cropping systems by improving crop production and nutrient management; improve air quality by reducing emission of nitrogenous gases and particulates to the atmosphere; improve water quality by strategic use of manure as a primary nutrient source

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • American Societies of Agronomy, Crop Science and Soil Science
  • Adjunct Professor, UBC
  • Research Coordinator, Pacific Field Corn Association
  • Director BC Forage Council
  • Policy Board, Canadian J. Plant Science

Research Publications:

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

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

  • Bittman, S., Massé, D.I., and Pattey, E. (2013). "Effect of Agriculture on Air Quality in Canada.", in Taylor, E and McMillan, A. (eds.) - Air quality management. Canadian perspectives on a global issue., Springer, Chapter 11. Part III Management of Emission., pp. 237-261.
  • Bittman, S., Masse, D., Pattey, E., Cournoyer, M., Qiu, G.-W., Narjoux, A., Sheppard, S.C., and VanderZaag, A.C. (2013). "Effects of Agriculture on Air Quality in Canada.", in Taylor, E and McMillan, A. (eds.) - Air quality management. Canadian perspectives on a global issue., Springer, Chapter 11, pp. 237-259.
  • Chai, L.L., Kröbel, R., Janzen, H.H., Beauchemin, K.A., McGinn, S.M., Bittman, S., Atia, A., and Edeogu, I. (2013). "A mass balance model based on total ammoniacal nitrogen for estimating ammonia volatilization from beef cattle manure management in Alberta in Canada.", ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, MO, USA, July 21-24, 2013, paper #:1596572.
  • Herath, A., Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., Hamel, C., Bittman, S., Parkin, G.W., and Goss, M.J. (2013). "Development of a soil test for prediction of long-term potential for phosphorus loss in typical Canadian soils.", ASA/CSSA/SSSA International annual meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, November 3-6, 2013.

2012

  • Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Sharifi, M., Burton, D.L., Drury, C.F., Bittman, S., and Grant, C.A. (2012). "The ability of soil chemical and biological N availability indices to predict soil nitrogen supply of contrasting soils under corn.", Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and Association Québécoise de Spécialistes en Sciences du Sol (AQSSS) Joint Meeting, Manoir St-Castin, Lac Beauport, QC, Canada, June 3-8, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Diarra, M.S., Vela, J., Hilderbrand, K., Metcalfe, A., Rempel, H., Bittman, S., and Topp, E. (2011). "Antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus xylosus isolated from broiler barn bioaerosol.", 51st Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest International Section (PNWIS) of the Air & Waste Management Association, Harrison, BC, Canada, November 8-11, 2011, Oral presentation.

2010

  • Bittman, S. and Gruber, M.Y. (2010). "Cellulosic Biofuel Crop production and nutrient cycling: Activities and some preliminary results.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #28, pp. 31. (Poster)
  • Diarra, M.S., Rempel, H., Leslie, M., Forge, T.A., Bittman, S., Kannangara, T., and Topp, E. (2010). "Persistence of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in soil fertilised with chicken litter.", 2nd American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic and Foodborne Pathogens in Animals, Humans and the Environment, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 8-11, 2010. (Poster)

2009

  • Bittman, S., Liu, A., Bhandral, R., Hunt, D.E., Kowalenko, C.G., Buckley, K.E., and Chantigny, M.H. (2009). "Sustainable use of dairy slurry on crops: Dual manure stream concept.", Farming Systems Design 2009: Methodologies for Integrated Analysis of Farm Production Systems, Portola Hotel, Monterey, CA, USA, August 23-26, 2009, pp. 37-38.
  • Herath, A., Zhang, T.Q., Hamel, C., Bittman, S., Forge, T.A., Tan, C.S., Goss, M.J., and Welacky, T.W. (2009). "Phosphorus fraction distributions in soils under various management practices in Canada.", 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. (Abstract)
  • Lupwayi, N.Z., Soon, Y.K., Clayton, G.W., Bittman, S., Malhi, S.S., and Grant, C.A. (2009). "Soil microbial response to controlled-release urea under zero tillage and conventional tillage in western Canada.", 16th Annual International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC): Plant Nutrition for Sustainable Development and Global Health, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA, USA, August 26-30, 2009. (Poster)