Ma, Bao-Luo, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Crop Physiology


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1521
Fax: 613-759-1515
Email: baoluo.ma@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Crop physiology
  • Agronomy
  • Corn
  • Nutrient management
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Nitrogen
  • Crop based indicators
  • Remote sensing
  • Small grain cereals
  • Cropping systems
  • Abiotic stress

Current Projects:

  • Develop an understanding of plant reactions to abiotic stresses.
  • Develop technologies to assess crop production risks associated with abiotic stresses
  • Develop technologies and practices to reduce crop production risks associated with abiotic stresses
  • Improving water quality with smart N management using crop spectral characteristics
  • On-farm evaluation of optical sensor technology to minimize environmental impacts and maximize production efficiencies associated with N applications in corn

Affiliations:

  • Editorial Board of Crop Science Society of America
  • Special Faculty, University of Guelph, Plant Agriculture Department
  • Guest Professor, China Agricultural University
  • Guest Professor, Henan Agricultural University

Research Publications:

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

2014

  • Gregorich, E.G., McLaughlin, N.B., Lapen, D.R., Ma, B.-L., and Rochette, P. (2014). "Soil Compaction, Both an Environmental and Agronomic Culprit: Increased Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Reduced Plant Nitrogen Uptake.", Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi : 10.2136/sssaj2014.03.0117
  • Jiao, X., Kovacs, J.M., Shang, J., McNairn, H., Walters, D., Ma, B.-L., and Geng, X.Y. (2014). "Object-oriented crop mapping and monitoring using multi-temporal polarimetric RADARSAT-2 data.", ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 96, pp. 38-46. doi : 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.06.014
  • Li, P.-F., Cheng, Z., Ma, B.-L., Palta, J.A., Kong, H.-Y., Mo, F., Wang, J.-Y., Zhu, Y., Lv, G.-C., Batool, A., Bai, X., Li, F.-M., and Xiong, Y-C. (2014). "Dryland wheat domestication changed the development of aboveground architecture for a well-structured canopy.", PLoS ONE, 9(9: Article e95825). doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0095825

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Shang, J., Huffman, E.C., Liu, J., Ma, B.-L., Zhao, T., Qian, B., McNairn, H., Geng, X.Y., Lantz, N., and Wang, J. (2014). "Using Earth Observation to Monitor Corn Growth in Eastern Canada.", 68th North Eastern Corn Improvement Conference, Wooster, Ohio, USA, February 13-14, 2014.

2012

  • Ma, B.-L. (2012). "Responses of contrasting oat genotypes to abiotic stresses.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012.
  • Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., Ma, B.-L., and Ng, H.Y.F. (2012). "Effects of Compost Addition on Soil Phosphorus and Nitrate-N Losses in Tile Drainage Water under Long-term Conventional Tillage and No-tillage.", 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Hilton Anatole Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA, July 29-August 1, 2012, Paper #12-1336986. 11 pages.

2011

  • Biswas, D.K., Ma, B.-L., Jiang, G.M., and Jansen, M.A.K. (2011). "UV-B adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes.", Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists Eastern Regional Meeting & Plant Development Workshop / Congrès de la Société Canadienne de Physiologie Végétale & Congrès de Développement Végétale (Congrès Régional de l’Est), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 2-3, 2011, SE-4, pp. 26.
  • Ma, B.-L. (2011). "Development of Nutrient Best management Practices for Canola Production in Eastern Canada.", Eastern Canada Oilseed Development Canola Workshop, Sheraton Hotel, Dorval, QC, Canada, December 14, 2011.
  • Ma, B.-L. (2011). "Improvement of field crop production efficiency with the application of optical sensing technologies.", Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN, USA, February 27-March 2, 2011.

2010

  • Gao, Y. and Ma, B.-L. (2010). "Nitrogen, phosphorus and zinc fertilizer application on the growth and zinc accumulation of canola.", 2010 Joint Conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA): Transfers & Transformations: Our Evolving Biosphere, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 20-24, 2010. (Poster)
  • Wang, Y.T., Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Reid, D.K., Drury, C.F., Ma, B.-L., Ball Coelho, B.R., and Lauzon, J.D. (2010). "Estimating dissolved phosphorus concentrations in runoff water from six major Ontario soil series.", Environmental Sustainability 2010 Research Forum, Best Western Conference Centre, Guelph, ON, Canada, June 16, 2010. (Poster)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Wang, Y.T., O'Halloran, I.P., Tan, C.S., Reid, D.K., and Ma, B.-L. (2010). "Determination of manure and biosolids phosphorus source coefficients (PSCs) in Ontario soils.", 2010 Manure Expo: Balancing Production and Conservation, College of Ag Sciences, PennState, University Park, PA, USA, July 14-15, 2010. (Poster)

2009

  • Ma, B.-L., Subedi, K.D., Xue, A.G., and Voldeng, H.D. (2009). "Relationship between incidence of Fusarium head blight, tombstone kernels and deoxynivalenol concentration of spring wheat as affected by planting and harvesting dates, and nitrogen fertilization.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009, pp. 69.
  • Wang, Y.T., Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., Ma, B.-L., and Lauzon, J.D. (2009). "Estimating dissolved phosphorus concentrations in runoff water from Six Major Ontario Soil Series under Rainfall Simulations.", 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)
  • Wang, Y.T., Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ma, B.-L., Ball Coelho, B.R., Lauzon, J.D., and Reynolds, W.D. (2009). "Estimating Dissolved Phosphorus Concentrations in Runoff Water from Ontario Soils.", Great Lakes Phosphorus Forum with SERA-17 Annual Meeting, Hilton Hotel and St. Clair Centre, Windsor, ON, Canada, July 28-31, 2009. (Poster)
  • Wang, Y.T., Zhang, T.Q., O'Halloran, I.P., Hu, Q.C., Tan, C.S., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., Ma, B.-L., and Lauzon, J.D. (2009). "Estimating dissolved phosphorus concentrations in sub-surface flow from Six Major Ontario Soil Series.", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Wang, Y.T., O'Halloran, I.P., Tan, C.S., Reid, D.K., and Ma, B.-L. (2009). "Determination of manure P source coefficients in Ontario soils.", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Wang, Y.T., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., Ma, B.-L., Welacky, T.W., Reynolds, W.D., Lauzon, J.D., Speranzini, D., MacDonald, I.K., and Patterson, G. (2009). Determination of some key factors for Ontario soil P index and effectiveness of manure application practices for mitigating risk to water resource. Final report to OMAFRA-MOE Joint Research Program on Nutrient management., OMAFRA-MOE. (Report)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Wang, Y.T., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., Ma, B.-L., Welacky, T.W., Reynolds, W.D., Lauzon, J.D., Speranzini, D., MacDonals, I., and Patterson, G. (2009). "Determination of some key factors for Ontario soil P index and effectiveness of manure application practices for mitigating risk to water resource.", Nutrient Management Joint Research Program, OMAFRA, Guelph, ON, Canada, March 10, 2009, Report NM8002.
  • Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Wang, Y.T., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., and Ma, B.-L. (2009). "Determination of manure PSCs in Ontario Soils.", 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)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Hu, Q.C., Wang, Y.T., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., and Ma, B.-L. (2009). "Determination of phosphorus source coefficients for animal manures.", 25e Congrès de l'Est du Canada de Recherche sur la Qualité de l'Eau / 25th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, October 30, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., Ma, B.-L., Drury, C.F., Reynolds, W.D., and Gaynor, J.D. (2009). "Effects of Compost Addition on Soil Phosphorus Losses in Tile Drainage Water under Long-term Conventional Tillage and No-tillage.", Great Lakes Phosphorus Forum with SERA-17 Annual Meeting, Hilton Hotel and St. Clair Centre, Windsor, ON, Canada, July 28-31, 2009. (Poster)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Ma, B.-L., Drury, C.F., Reynolds, W.D., Welacky, T.W., and Patterson, G. (2009). "Determination of some key factors for Ontario soil P index and effectiveness of manure application practices for mitigating risk to water resource.", Nutrient Management Joint Research Forum (NMJRF): Meeting of researchers and project analysts, Delta Hotel and Conference Center, Guelph, ON, Canada, March 3, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Wang, Y.T., Hu, Q.C., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., Ma, B.-L., Lauzon, J.D., and Reynolds, W.D. (2009). "Development of an environmental soil P test for Ontario, Canada.", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, T.Q., Wang, Y.T., Hu, Q.C., Tan, C.S., O'Halloran, I.P., Drury, C.F., Reid, D.K., Ball Coelho, B.R., Ma, B.-L., Reynolds, W.D., and Lauzon, J.D. (2009). "Development of an environmental soil P test for Ontario.", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009. (Presentation)