Tremblay, Nicolas, Agr., Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Vegetable Nutrition and Crop Management


Contact Information:

430 Gouin Boulevard
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 3E6
Telephone: 450-515-2102
Fax: 450-346-7740
Email: nicolas.tremblay@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • soil resource management
  • management of soil fertility

Current Projects:

  • Understanding and predicting nitrogen dynamics in Canadian cropping systems to improve efficiency of nitrogen utilization and reduce environmental losses
  • N Watch”: Nitrogen Requirement Assessment through Crop Observation
  • Organic production of peat blocks for vegetable seedlings and detection of abiotic and biotic stresses
  • Improving water quality with smart N management using crop spectral characteristics

Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science, Laval University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Soils and Agri-food Engineering, Laval University
  • Associate member of the Horticultural Research Center, Laval University
  • Associate Professor and Member of the Faculty for graduate and post-doctoral studies, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa

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:

2015

  • Alotaibi, K., Cambouris, A.N., Ziadi, N., Perron, I., and Tremblay, N. (2015). "Corn Yield and quality as a function of nitrogen.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Poster)
  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Nguyen-Xuan, T., Bugnet, P., Surprenant, J., Tremblay, N., Grenon, L., and Vigneault, P. (2015). "Cartographie des sols agricoles par fusion de données cartographiques et d’imagerie satellitaire THR.", XVIe congrès de l’Association québécoise de télédétection (AQT), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Canada, October 2015.
  • Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Liu, J., Smith, W.N., VanderZaag, A.C., Desjardins, R.L., Tremblay, N., Geng, X.Y., Qiu, B., Shang, J., McNairn, H., and Jarvis, I.E. (2015). "Field-scale research to quantify the impact of climate variations on crop production and to enhance the environmental performance.", Invited Presentation at ECORC/ACGEO Agri-Environmental Science Day, Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 10, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Tremblay, N., Bélec, C., Vigneault, P., Grenon, L., Fallon, E., and Bouroubi, M.Y. (2015). "Response of corn to N rates as a function of soil properties in a precision farming context.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Tremblay, N., Bouroubi, M.Y., Bélec, C., and Fallon, E. (2015). "Meta-analyses on an Eastern Canada database of in-season corn nitrogen response trials.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Synergy in Science. Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 15-18, 2015.

2014

  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Tremblay, N., Vigneault, P., and Benoit, M. (2014). "Linear spectral unmixing for crop and soil information extraction from a single worldview-2 image.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014, pp. 5103-5106.
  • Cambouris, A.C., Perron, I., Ziadi, N., Lafond, J., Zebarth, B.J., Nyiraneza, J., Nelson, A., Carvers, C., and Tremblay, N. (2014). "Fertilisation azotée dans la production de pomme de terre du centre à l’est Canadien : saison 2013.", Congrès annuel de l’association québécoise des spécialistes en sciences du sol, Victoriaville, Québec, Canada, May 26-29, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Cambouris, A.N., Perron, I., Ziadi, N., Lafond, J., Zebarth, B.J., Nyiraneza, J., Nelson, A., Cavers, C., and Tremblay, N. (2014). "Fertilisation azotée du centre à l’est du Canada sous culture de la pomme de terre : saison 2013.", Congrès annuel de l’AQSSS, Victoriaville, QC, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Tremblay, N., Bourgeois, G., Audet, R., Fallon, E., Bélec, C., and Bouroubi, M.Y. (2014). "Managing spatial and temporal uncertainties in actual and forecast rainfall for optimal in-season nitrogen fertilizer rates recommendations in corn.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014.
  • Tremblay, N., Grenon, L., Fallon, E., Bélec, C., Surprenant, J., and Lafrenière-Landry, M. (2014). "SCAN 2014 : Rencontre des collaborateurs.", Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada, 11 décembre 2014. (Presentation)
  • Tremblay, N., Vigneault, P., Bélec, C., Fallon, E., and Bouroubi, M.Y. (2014). "A comparison of performance between UAV and satellite imagery for N status assessment in corn.", 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA), Sacramento, California, USA, Paper 1681. 14 p. Oral. Https://www.ispag.org/abstract_papers/papers/paper_1681.pdf, pp. 14 pages.

2013

  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Tremblay, N., and Adamchuk, V. (2013). "Estimating nitrogen sufficiency index using a natural local reference approach.", 2nd International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics: Information for Sustainable Agriculture, Agro-Geoinformatics 2013, Fairfax, VA, USA, pp. 71-75.
  • Tremblay, N., Bouroubi, M.Y., Bélec, C., Mullen, R., Kitchen, N., Thomason, W., Ebelhar, S., Mengel, D., Raun, W., Francis, D., Vories, E., and Ortiz-Monasterio, I. (2013). "Corn Response to Nitrogen is Influenced by Soil Texture and Weather.", 67th Northeastern Corn Improvement Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 14-15, 2013, pp. 40.

2012

  • Nyiraneza, J., Cambouris, A.N., Ziadi, N., Tremblay, N., and Nolin, M.C. (2012). "Effets de la texture et de la fertilisation azotée sur le rendement et la qualité de blé de printemps.", Journée scientifique sur les grandes cultures, Centre de Référence en Agriculture et Agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ), Drummondville, QC, Canada, February 23, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Sansoulet, J.B., Liu, J., Duchesne, I., Tremblay, N., and Beaudoin, N. (2012). "Performance de STICS à prédire la productivité du maïs grain en réponse aux variations climatiques dans l’est du Canada. 1) Réinitialisation à l’aide du LAI extrait de LANDSAT pour prédire des rendements spatialisés ; 2) simulation de la réponse à la fertilisation azotée.", IXe Séminaire du modèle de culture STICS, Sainte-Montaine, France, October 16-19, 2012.
  • Sansoulet, J.B., Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Kröbel, R., Grant, B.B., Smith, W.N., Tremblay, N., and Tremblay, G.F. (2012). "Comparing STICS, DNDC and DAYCENT model simulations to assess the impacts of fertilization and climate variations on N uptake and biomass production from spring wheat in Eastern Canada.", IXe Séminaire du modèle de culture STICS, Sainte-Montaine, France, October 16-19, 2012.
  • Sansoulet, J.B., Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Tremblay, N., Drury, C.F., and Ma, C. (2012). "Performance evaluation of STICS crop model to simulate corn growth attributes in response to N rate and climate variations.", 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA), Indianapolis, IN, USA, July 15-18, 2012, pp. 12.
  • 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.

2011

  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Tremblay, N., Vigneault, P., Bélec, C., Panneton, B., and Guillaume, S. (2011). "Fuzzy Logic Approach for Spatially Variable Nitrogen Fertilization of Corn Based on Soil, Crop and Precipitation Information.", in Murgante, B., Gervasi, O., Iglesias, A., Taniar, D., and Apduhan, B.O. (eds.) - Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011. Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6785, Springer, pp. 356-368.
  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Tremblay, N., Vigneault, P., and Bélec, C. (2011). "Water Supply and Soil Textures Influences on Corn Response to In-Season Nitrogen Rates: A Study Using Spatially Variable Irrigation.", 8th European Conference on Precision Agriculture 2011, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, July 11-14, 2011, Published in: Stafford, J.V. (ed.) - Precision Agriculture 2011, ISBN 9788090483026, pp. 51-59.
  • Fan, L., Fang, C.Q., Dubé, C., Tremblay, N., and Khanizadeh, S. (2011). "A new non-destructive rapid method to select strawberry lines rich in polyphenols: a preliminary study.", 7th North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS) &. North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) 2011 Berry Conference, Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport, Tampa, FL, USA, February 8-11, 2011. (Poster)
  • Fan, L., Fang, C.Q., Dubé, C., Tremblay, N., and Khanizadeh, S. (2011). "A new non-destructive rapid method to select strawberry lines rich in polyphenols: a preliminary study.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • Landeiro Reyes, E., Bouroubi, M.Y., Bannari, A., and Tremblay, N. (2011). "Optimal Nitrogen Reference Plots Locations for Corn Using NDVI and Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity.", 32e Symposium canadien sur la télédétection / 14e Congrès de l'association québécoise de télédétection, Université Bishop’s, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, June 13-16, 2011, Paper #1016, Session 2A, Agriculture: sol/soil. (Presentation)
  • Sansoulet, J.B., Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Bourgeois, G., Tremblay, N., and Tremblay, G.F. (2011). "Performance of STICS Model to Predict Biomass and N Uptake of Corn and Spring Wheat In Eastern Canada.", 2011 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011, Session: Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Modeling and Measurements. (Presentation)
  • Tremblay, N., Bouroubi, M.Y., Panneton, B., Vigneault, P., and Guillaume, S. (2011). "Space, Time, Remote Sensing and Optimal Nitrogen Fertilization Rates – A Fuzzy Logic Approach.", in Clay, E.C. and Shanahan, J.F. (eds.) - GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency, CRC Press, pp. 101-122.
  • Tremblay, N., Zebarth, B.J., and N'Dayegamiye, A. (2011). "Améliorer les recommandations en engrais par des tests sur l'apport du sol en azote minéral.", 25ème congrès annuel de l'Association québécoise de spécialistes en sciences du sol (AQSSSA), Wendake, QC, Canada, May 25-27, 2011, 94. (Presentation)

2010

  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Cavayas, F., and Tremblay, N. (2010). "REFLECT: Logiciel de restitution de la réflectance au sol pour l’amélioration de la qualité des applications de la télédétection.", The Prairie Summit / Actes, Le sommet des Prairies, Regina, SK, Canada, June 1-5, 2010, pp. 65-68.
  • Bouroubi, M.Y., Cavayas, F., and Tremblay, N. (2010). Les corrections radiométriques des images multispectrales et leur importance pour la fiabilité des applications de la télédétection., Germany: Éditions Universitaires Européennes, Sarrebruck, Germany. (Book)
  • Herrera, E., Tremblay, N., Desroches, B., and Gosselin, A. (2010). "Optimization of substrate and nutrient solution for organic cultivation of medicinal transplants in multicell flats.", Organic Friends' E-Zine, June 2010(Activity D.5).
  • Herrera, E., Tremblay, N., and Gosselin, A. (2010). "Influence of cell volume in multicell transplant flats on the growth of organically grown seedlings of medicinal plants.", Organic Friends' E-Zine, June 2010(Activity D.5).
  • Ma, B.-L., Wu, T.-Y., Tremblay, N., Deen, W., McLaughlin, N.B., Morrison, M.J., and Stewart, G. (2010). "Ammonia Volatilization: On-farm Assessment of the Amount and Timing of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application in Corn Production.", 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, August 1-6, 2010, pp. 16-19.
  • Tremblay, N. and Zhu, J.-J. (2010). "Comparative performance of corn N status fluorescence indicators provided by the Dualex 4 and the Multiplex.", 4th International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Fluorescence, Valencia, Spain, November 15-17, 2010, CD-ROM. (Workshop)
  • Xie, M., Tremblay, N., and Wei, Z. (2010). "A meta-analysis of weather effects on corn nitrogen fertilization requirements.", XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR). Section 1: Land and Water Engineering.
  • Zhang, Y. and Tremblay, N. (2010). "Evaluation of the Multiplex® Fluorescence Sensor for the Assessment of Corn Nitrogen Status.", 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA), Denver, CO, USA, July 18-21, 2010.

2009

  • Chen, P.X., Tremblay, N., Wang, J., and Vigneault, P. (2009). "New spectral index for corn green biomass estimation.", 2nd International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes (EOGC2009), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, May 25-29, 2009, pp. 507-514.
  • Ma, B.-L., Wu, T.-Y., Tremblay, N., Deen, W., Morrison, M.J., McLaughlin, N.B., Gregorich, E.G., and Stewart, G. (2009). "On-farm assessment of nitrogen fertilizer application to corn on nitrous oxide emissions.", XVI International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Sacramento, CA, USA, August 26-30, 2009.
  • Tremblay, N., Bouroubi, M.Y., Panneton, B., Guillaume, S., Vigneault, P., and Bélec, C. (2009). "Fuzzy logic to combine soil and crop growth information for estimating optimum N rate for corn.", 7th Joint International Agricultural Conference: ECPA, ECPLF and EFITA conference, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, July 6-8, 2009, Published in: A. Bregt, S. Wolfert, J.E. Wien and C. Lokhorst (eds.) Proceedings of EFITA conference '09, pp. 397-404.
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