Bertrand, Annick, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry


Contact Information:

2560 Hochelaga Blvd
Quebec, Quebec G1V 2J3
Telephone: 418-210-5005
Fax: 418-648-2402
Email: annick.bertrand@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Physiological and biochemical aspects of plants adaptation to environmental stresses with special emphasis on winter survival of perennial forage crops 
  • Development of new selection methodologies for the identification genotypes of superior freezing tolerance in forage crops
  • Development of new selection methodologies for the identification genotypes of superior snow mold tolerance in turfgrass species
  • Impact of elevated CO2 on plant physiology and freezing tolerance
  • Characterization of cell wall components of alfalfa with improved degradability and superior biomass production
  • Characterization of biochemical changes linked with in the acquisition of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance
  • Assessment of biochemical response in plant-microorganisms symbiosis (rhizobium, mycorrhize)
  • Identification and characterization of genetic markers closely related to superior freezing tolerance in alfalfa using a bulk segregant analysis approach
  • Assessment of genetic variability for TNC accumulation in alfalfa and impacts on N-use efficiency by rumen microflora
  • Molecular analysis of the effects of anoxia on winter survival of turfgrass and forage crops

Current Projects:

  • Assessment of the field performance and characterization of molecular changes caused by low temperatures in alfalfa populations selected for superior freezing tolerance
  • Developpement and assessment of alfalfa germplasm with improved degradability of cell wall components and superior biomass production for ethanol production
  • Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments
  • Sustaining grassland system in the face of climate change
  • System biology of the beneficial interactions between rhizobia, plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria and mycorrhizae and corn-soybean rotation
  • Cross-adaptation to biotic and abiotic stresses that affect the winter survival of perennial ecotypes of annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.)
  • Assessment of the genetic variability for the accumulation of non-structural carbohydrates in alfalfa forage and the impact on nitrogen use efficiency in ruminants
  • Characterization of the physiological and biochemical changes associated with growth cessation and the accumulation of organic reserves in autumn as part of the Arborea II project on white spruce genomics

Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Department of Plant Science, Laval University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science, McGill University
  • Executive assistant of the Forage Crops Committee of the Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ)
  • Member of the Communication Comittee of Arborea II

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Berthiaume, R., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "Increasing non-structural carbohydrates in forages.", in Bittman, S. and Hunt, D. (eds.) - Cool Forages – Advanced management of temperate forages, Pacific Field Corn Association, Agassiz, BC, Canada, Chapter 43, pp. 180-183.
  • Berthiaume, R.R., Tremblay, G.F., Bélanger, G., Lafrenière, C., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "Taking advantage of diurnal shifts in the nutritive value of forages.", in Bittman, S and Hunt, D. (eds.) - Cool Forages - Advanced management of temperate forages, Pacific Field Corn Association, Agassiz, BC, Canada, Chapter 42, pp. 176-179.
  • Bertrand, A. and Castonguay, Y. (2013). "Increasing winterhardiness in alfalfa.", in Bittman, S and Hunt, D. (eds.) - Cool Forages - Advanced management of temperate forages, Pacific Field Corn Association, Agassiz, BC, Canada, Chapter 16, pp. 64-67.
  • Bertrand, A. and Castonguay, Y. (2013). "Molecular changes in recurrently selected popualtions of forage legumes.", in Imai, R., Yoshida, M. and Matsumoto, N. (eds.) - Plant and microbe adaptation to cold in a changing world, Springer Science + Business Media, pp. 209-218.
  • Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Azaiez, A., and Dionne, J. (2013). "Low-temperature stress.", in Stier, J., Horgan, B.P., and Bonos, A. (eds.) - Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI, USA, pp. 279-318.
  • Castonguay, Y., Dubé, M.-P., Cloutier, J., Bertrand, A., Michaud, R., and Laberge, S. (2013). "Molecular physiology and breeding at the crossroads of cold hardiness improvement.", Physiologia Plantarum, 147(1), pp. 64-74. doi : 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01624.x
  • Dubé, M.-P., Castonguay, Y., Cloutier, J., Michaud, J., and Bertrand, A. (2013). "Characterization of two novel cold-inducible K3 dehydrin genes from alfalfa (Medicago sativa spp. sativa L.).", Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), 126(3), pp. 823-835. doi : 10.1007/s00122-012-2020-6
  • Dubé, M.-P., Castonguay, Y., Duceppe, M.-O., Bertrand, A., and Michaud, R. (2013). "SRAP Polymorphisms Associated to Cell Wall Degradability in Lignified Stems of Alfalfa.", BioEnergy Research, 6(2), pp. 644-650. doi : 10.1007/s12155-012-9284-1
  • Iraba, A., Castonguay, Y., Bertrand, A., Floyd, D.J., Cloutier, J., and Belzile, F.J. (2013). "Characterization of populations of turf-type perennial ryegrass recurrently selected for superior freezing tolerance.", Crop Science, 53, pp. 2225-2238. doi : 10.2135/cropsci2013.02.0100
  • Piva, A., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, A., Castonguay, F.W., and Séguin, P. (2013). "Growth and physiological response of timothy to elevated carbon dioxide and temperature under contrasted nitrogen fertilization.", Crop Science, 53(2), pp. 704-715. doi : 10.2135/cropsci2012.07.0436

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Claessens, A., Castonguay, Y., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., and Tremblay, G.F. (2015). "Breeding for improved nonstructural carbohydrates in alfalfa.", 31st International Eucarpia Symposium Section Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: breeding in a world of scarcity, Ghent, Belgium, September 13-17, 2015.
  • Hannoufa, A., Gruber, M.Y., Aung, B., Bertrand, A., Amyot, L., and Omari, K. (2015). "Overexpression of miR156 affects forage yield and other traits in alfalfa by regulating SPL genes.", Botany 2015 Joint Conference: Science and plants for people, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, Oral presentation.
  • Messerli, J., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Castonguay, Y., Tremblay, G.F., and Séguin, P. (2015). "Mélanges luzerne-fléole des prés : Résultats après deux saisons de croissance sous CO2 et température élevés.", Journée d’information scientifique sur les bovins laitiers et les plantes fourragères, Drummondville, QC, Canada, 25 février 2015, Présentation.
  • Thivierge, M.-N., Jégo, G., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Tremblay, G.F., Rotz, C.A., and Qian, B. (2015). "Projecting growth and nutritive value of an alfalfa-timothy mixture under climate change.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Synergy in Science. Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 15-18, 2015.

2014

  • Bertrand, A. and Claessens, A. (2014). "Perennial crop biomass for the production of high-quality fibres, bioethanol and value-added co-products.", 13th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 19-24, 2014.
  • Bertrand, A., Renaut, J., Castonguay, Y., and Papadopoulos, Y.A. (2014). "A proteome analysis of subfreezing temperature tolerance in red clover (Trifolium pratense).", International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar (IPCHS), Poznań, Poland, August 17-21, 2014.
  • Claessens, A., Bélanger, G., Lalonde, O., Martel, H., Séguin, P., Lajeunesse, J., Allard, G.C., Lemay, I., and Bertrand, A. (2014). "Genetic variability and potential of switchgrass as feedstock for the bioindustry in eastern Canada.", 4th Pan-American Congress on Plants and Bioenergy, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, June 4-7, 2014.
  • Claessens, A., Chouinard-Michaud, C., Michaud, A.R., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Castonguay, Y., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G.C. (2014). "Nonstructural carbohydrates and some attributes of nutritive value in alfalfa as influenced by genetic selection.", North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Crépeau, M., Khelifi, M., Vanasse, A., De Ladurantaye, Y., Bertrand, A., and Aider, M. (2014). "Extraction of juice from sweet pearl millet and sweet sorghum using two experimental press prototypes.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 793-800.
  • Crepeau, M., Khelifi, M., Vanasse, A., Bertrand, A., and Aider, M. (2014). "Storage mode and pressing delay effects on juice extraction and sugar content of the biomass of sweet pearl millet and sweet sorghum.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 785-792.
  • Omari, K., Aung, B., Gruber, M.Y., Amyot, L., Bertrand, A., and Hannoufa, A. (2014). "Analysis of Cell Wall Residue of Alfalfa Overexpressing miR156.", Biology Graduate Research Forum, Western University, London, ON, Canada, September 26, 2014.

2013

  • Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Berthiaume, R.R., Michaud, R., Pelletier, S., Morin, C., Lafrenière, C., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "Improving forage nonstructural carbohydrates through management and breeding.", 22nd International Grassland Congress, September 15-19, 2013, pp. 668-669.
  • Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Berthiaume, R.R., Michaud, R., Pelletier, S., Morin, C., Lafrenière, C., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "Improving forage nonstructural carbohydrates through management and breeding.", Symposium de l’industrie laitière, Moncton, NB, Canada, November 13-14, 2013.
  • Berthiaume, R.R., Brito, A.F., Tremblay, G.F., Bélanger, G., Lafrenière, C., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "High-sugar alfalfa for dairy cows.", 22nd International Grassland Congress, September 15-19, 2013, pp. 729-731.
  • Berthiaume, R.R., Tremblay, G.F., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Pelletier, S., Brito, A.F., Lafrenière, C., and Allard, G. (2013). "High quality forages: How sweet should they be?", Advances in Dairy Technology (Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Proceedings), 25, pp. 235-252.
  • Castonguay, Y., Claessens, A., Bertrand, A., and Audy, P. (2013). "Reaping the benefits of new breeding technologies to improve forage yield and quality.", Annual meeting of the "Canadian Forage Grassland Association", Old, Alberta, Canada, December 9-11, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Claessens, A., Bélanger, G., Savoie, P., Parent, G., Bertrand, A., Tremblay, G.F., Massé, D.I., Gilbert, Y., and Babineau, D. (2013). "Effect of harvest date and nitrogen fertilization on reed canarygrass and switchgrass yield, composition and specific methane production in eastern Canada.", SWITCHGRASS II conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, September 10-12, 2013,, www.dfrc.wisc.edu/switchgrass/.
  • Claessens, A., Bélanger, G., Savoie, P., Parent, G., Bertrand, A., Tremblay, G.F., Massé, D.I., Gilbert, Y., and Babineau, D. (2013). "Species, harvest date, and nitrogen fertilization affect characteristics of biomass grown for methane production in eastern Canada.", SWITCHGRASS II conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, September 9-13, 2013, Invited for an oral presentation.
  • Tremblay, G.F., Morin, C., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "Increased sugar concentration with PM-cutting and wide swathing improves alfalfa silage fermentation.", 22nd International Grassland Congress, September 15-19, 2013, pp. 766-767.
  • Tremblay, G.F., Morin, C., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G.C. (2013). "Increased sugar concentration with PM-cutting and wide swathing improves alfalfa silage fermentation.", Symposium de l’industrie laitière, Moncton, NB, Canada, November 13-14, 2013.

2012

  • Allard, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Drapeau, R., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., Pellerin, D., Lefebvre, D.M., and Fournier, A. (2012). "Production de fourrages riches en sucres pour améliorer les performances de la vache laitière.", Forum Technologique NOVALAIT / IDF Dairy Science and Technology Week 2012, Hôtel et Suites Le Dauphin, Drummondville, QC, Canada, May 29, 2012, P2012-01. (Abstract)
  • Berthiaume, R.R., Lafrenière, C., Tremblay, G.F., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Drapeau, R., Michaud, R., Allard, G., Pellerin, D., Fournier, A., and Lefebvre, D.M. (2012). "Forages: Cows like them sweet!", Thunder Bay District Soil and Crop Improvement Association’s Spring Farm Conference 2012, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, April 11, 2012.
  • Bertrand, A. (2012). "Perennial Field Crops.", in Storey, K.B. and Tanino, K.K. (eds.) - Temperature Adaptation in a Changing Climate: Nature at Risk (CABI Climate Change Series No. 3), CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 14, pp. 208-217.
  • Bertrand, A., Bourassa, J., Bélanger, G., Mongrain, D., Tremblay, G.F., and Castonguay, Y. (2012). "Les hausses de températures et du CO2 affecteront-elles la productivité des plantes fourragères?", Demi-journée d’information scientifique sur les fourrages 2012, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, February 21, 2012, pp. 32-33.
  • Brito, A.F., Régimbald, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Bélanger, G., Michaud, R., Lafrenière, C., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2012). "High-total nonstructural carbohydrates timothy enhanced performance of mid-lactation dairy cows.", Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 6-9 mars, 2012, WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology, Volume 24, Abstract, page 399.
  • Castonguay, Y., Dubé, M.-P., Cloutier, J., Michaud, R., Bertrand, A., and Laberge, S. (2012). "Intron-length polymorphism identifies a Y2K4 dehydrin variant linked to superior freezing tolerance in alfalfa (Erratum).", Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), 124(5), pp. 821-824.
  • Tremblay, G.F., Berthiaume, R.R., Allard, G., Bertrand, A., Brito, A.F., Castonguay, Y., Chouinard-Michaud, C., Drapeau, R., Lafrenière, C., Lefebvre, D.M., Michaud, R., Pellerin, D., Fournier, A., Morin, C., and Pelletier, S. (2012). "Du fourrage sucré pour mieux performer.", Analyse de groupe de lait 2011 et valorisation des fourrages : Du champ au réservoir à lait, Hôtel du jardin, Saint-Félicien, QC, Canada, April 24, 2012, pp. 1-10.

2011

  • Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Castonguay, Y., and Tremblay, G.F. (2011). "Temperature and CO2 affect yield, root biomass, and nutritive value of Canadian tame and native forage species.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011, Abstract 68182. (Abstract)
  • Piva, A., Bertrand, A., Séguin, P., and Bélanger, G. (2011). "Effects of elevated temperature and CO2 concentration under contrasted N fertilization on timothy.", Journées du Centre SÈVE, Saint Paulin, QC, Canada, September 29, 2011.

2010

  • Bélanger, G., Pelletier, S., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Drapeau, R., Castonguay, Y., and Pageau, D. (2010). "Non structural carbohydrate concentration of AM and PM-cut forage species.", 23rd General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (EGF 2010): Grassland in a Changing World, Kiel, Germany, August 29-September 2, 2010, #3.1.10, Abstract p. 81.
  • Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Laberge, S. (2010). "An integrated strategy to produce ethanol from Alfalfa stems.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #23, pp. 28. (Poster)
  • Brito, A.F., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Bélanger, G., Michaud, R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2010). "High total nonstructural carbohydrates timothy enhanced performance of mid-lactation dairy cows.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 93(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 146-147 (#M392). (Abstract)
  • Brito, A.F., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Bélanger, G., Michaud, R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2010). "High total nonstructural carbohydrates timothy enhanced performance of mid-lactation dairy cows.", ADSA-PSA-AMPA-CSAS-ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, July 11-15, 2010.
  • Castonguay, Y., Rémus-Borel, W., Cloutier, J., Laberge, S., Bertrand, A., and Michaud, R. (2010). "Characterization of dehydrin variants linked to freezing tolerance in alfalfa at the DNA and post-transcriptional level.", in Huyghe, C. (ed.) - Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.
  • Chouinard-Michaud, C., Michaud, R., Castonguay, Y., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G. (2010). "Time of cutting and genetic selection affect non structural carbohydrates and some attributes of nutritive value in alfalfa.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010, Abstract 187-11.
  • Dubé, M.-P., Chouinard-Michaud, C., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Bertrand, A. (2010). "SRAP polymorphisms associated to increased nonstructural carbohydrates in Alfalfa.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #24, pp. 29. (Poster)
  • Dubé, M.-P., Duceppe, M.-O., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Bertrand, A. (2010). "SRAP polymorphisms associated to cell wall degradability in Alfalfa.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #25, pp. 29. (Poster)
  • Duceppe, M.-O., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Dubé, M.-P. (2010). "Genetic diversity for fermentable carbohydrates production in Alfalfa.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #17, pp. 25. (Poster)
  • Duceppe, M.-O., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Dubé, M.-P. (2010). "Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy prediction of cell wall degradability in Alfalfa stems.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #16, pp. 25. (Poster)
  • Hassanat, F., Tremblay, G.F., Allard, G., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2010). "In vitro gas production and microbial protein synthesis in alfalfa-timothy mixtures.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 93(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 627 (#W137). (Abstract)
  • Hassanat, F., Tremblay, G.F., Allard, G., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2010). "In vitro gas production and microbial protein synthesis in alfalfa-timothy mixtures.", ADSA-PSA-AMPA-CSAS-ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, July 11-15, 2010.
  • Tremblay, G.F., Morin, C., Bélanger, G., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., and Allard, G. (2010). "Non structural carbohydrate concentrations during wilting of PM- and AM-cut alfalfa.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010, # 293-11. (Abstract)

2009

  • Bélanger, G., Morin, C., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G. (2009). "Diurnal variation of non structural carbohydrate concentrations in alfalfa and timothy.", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009, Abstract 77-4. (Abstract)
  • Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Laberge, S., Cloutier, J., and Michaud, R. (2009). "Analysis of the ascorbate antioxydant pathway in overwintering populations alfalfa of contrasting freezing tolerance.", in Gusta L.V., Wisniewski, ME. and Tanino K.K. (eds.) - Plant Cold Hardiness: From the Laboratory to the Field, Oxford University Press, UK.
  • Brito, A.F., Régimbald, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Bélanger, G., Michaud, R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2009). "Early-lactation cows fed concentrate do not respond to high-total nonstructural carbohydrate alfalfa.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 92(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 33-34 (# M100). (Abstract)
  • Brito, A.F., Régimbald, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Bélanger, G., Michaud, R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2009). "Early-lactation cows fed concentrate do not respond to high-total nonstructural carbohydrate alfalfa.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009.
  • Brito, A.F., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Bélanger, G., Michaud, R., Lapierre, H., Benchaar, C., Petit, H.V., Ouellet, D.R., and Berthiaume, R.R. (2009). "Alfalfa Cut At Sundown and Harvested As Baleage Increases Performance of Late-Lactation Dairy Cows.", 27th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS): Forging Ahead Through Challenging, Capri Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada, March 10-13, 2009, Session VII: Focus on Forage, pp. 368. (Abstract)
  • Castonguay, Y., Cloutier, J., Michaud, R., Bertrand, A., and Laberge, S. (2009). "Development of marker-assited selection for the improvement of freezing tolerance of alfalfa.", in Yamada, T. and Spangenberg, G. (eds.) - Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf: The Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Springer, pp. 221-227.
  • Chouinard-Michaud, C., Michaud, R., Castonguay, Y., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G. (2009). "Increasing alfalfa non structural carbohydrates through genetic selection and cutting management.", in Chilliard, Y., Glasser, F., Faulconnier, Y., Bocquier, F., Veissier, I., and Doreau, M. (eds.) - Ruminant physiology 2009. Digestion, metabolism, and effects of nutrition on reproduction and welfare, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 138-139.
  • Morin, C., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G. (2009). "Diurnal variation of non structural carbohydrate concentrations in alfalfa.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 92(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 34 (# M102). (Abstract)
  • Morin, C., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G. (2009). "Diurnal variation of non structural carbohydrate concentrations in alfalfa.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009.
  • Morin, C., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Castonguay, Y., Michaud, R., Berthiaume, R.R., and Allard, G. (2009). "Non structural carbohydrates in alfalfa increase during the day.", 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, pp. 68-69.
  • Pelletier, S., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Drapeau, R., Castonguay, Y., Pageau, D., and Michaud, R. (2009). "Nutritive value of AM and PM-cut alfalfa, red clover, and white clover.", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Footprints in the Landscape - Sustainability through Plant and Soil Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009, # 299-6. (Abstract)
  • Tremblay, G.F., Pelletier, S., Bertrand, A., Bélanger, G., Castonguay, Y., and Michaud, R. (2009). "Nutritive value attributes in timothy and alfalfa as affected by sample preparation treatments.", in Chilliard, Y., Glasser, F., Faulconnier, Y., Bocquier, F., Veissier, I., and Doreau, M. (eds.) - Ruminant physiology 2009. Digestion, metabolism, and effects of nutrition on reproduction and welfare, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 376-377.
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