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Fuller, Keith, M.Sc.

Soil and Water Biology Study Leader

Contact Information:

32 Main St.
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8473
Fax: 902-365-8455
Email: keith.fuller@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Impact of agricultural practices on soil health, water and air quality
  • Tile drainage systems as an integral component of the hydrological continuum within agro-ecosystems
  • Soil and water management
  • Nutrient and pathogen transport in the unsaturated zone
  • Perennial crops: nutrient management, irrigation and drainage, rootstocks

Current Projects:

  • Reducing sediment, N and P loading from arable cropping systems to receiving waters in eastern Canada (PEI, NB, NS, QC)
  • Understanding, predicting and managing nitrogen processes in soils to reduce environmental losses to air and water
  • Characterizing changes in soil processes governing nitrogen availability in response to innovative BMP's on forage-land in Atlantic Canada
  • Agri-environmental assessment of Canadian dairy farms: Towards eco-efficient management of forage crops and manure
  • Development of BMP’s for decreasing N losses to surface water and atmosphere in forage based cropping systems in Atlantic Canada
  • Identifying phosphorus (P) optimum rates for potato production in soils of varying P status and assessing risk of P loss in runoff in Atlantic Canada
  • Assessment of Nova Scotia grapevine performance

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Society of Soil Science
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists

Research publications

2018

2016

2015

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2017

  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Fuller, K. , Burton, D., Anderson, S., Henry, R., McMullen, D., Grimmett, M., Khakbazan, M., Fillmore, S., Nyiraneza, J., Janes, D., Jenkins, S., Murray, B., MacDonald, B., Jiang, Y. and Pratt, W. 2017. Temperature Based Fall Plowing. CRDC / FRDC Seminar Series 2016 / 2017. January 18th.

2015

  • Bizimungu, B., Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Responses of new potato cultivars to phosphorus fertilization in New Brunswick, Canada.", 99th annual meeting of the potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, USA, July 19-23, 2015.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Franklin, J.L., Drury, C.F., Zebarth, B.J., Rodd, A.V., and St George, E. (2015). "Denitrification rates under typical dairy rotations in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Synergy in Science. Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 15-18, 2015, Presentation.
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Postponding forage plowing from fall to spring enhances groundwater quality and economic resiliency of potato production.", 9th World Potato Congress, Beijing, China, July 28-30, 2015. (Poster)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Postponing forage plowing from fall to spring enhances groundwater quality and economic resiliency of potato production.", 9th World Potato Congress, Beijing, China, July 28-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Jiang, Y., Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Murray, B., Khakbazan, M., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Validating effects of spring plowing forages on nitrate leaching reduction.", 2015 IAH-CNC Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 26-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Nyiraneza, J., Jannet, R.B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Khiari, L., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Mills, A.A.S., and Ziadi, N. (2015). "Critical phosphorus concentrations and P saturation ratio levels under potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Reid, D.K., Zhang, T.Q., and Fuller, K.D. (2015). "Tile drains as modifiers of source and transport factors for nutrient exports from agricultural fields.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

2014

  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Improving Hayfield for Forage Quality while Minimizing Nitrate Loading of Tile Drainage in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Improving Hayfield for Forage Quality while Minimizing Nitrate Loading of Tile Drainage in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Nitrogen dynamics in twin row versus conventional row silage corn in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Grimmett, M.G., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Khakbazan, M., and Van Roestel, J. (2014). "Nitrogen dynamics in twin row versus conventional row silage corn in Atlantic Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Grand Challenges – Great Solutions, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Fuller, K.D., Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Optimum rates of phosphorus for potato production in soils of varying P status in Atlantic Canada… an AAFC Science & Technology Branch Project.", Scotia Horticultural Congress 2014, Kentville, NS, Canada, January 27-28, 2014.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Potato response to phosphorus fertilization in Atlantic Canada and assessment of the degree of soil phosphorus saturation.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Bezanson, G.S., Nyiraneza, J., Henry, R., Jenkins, S., and others (2014). "Management of manure to decrease the potential for E. coli contamination.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre. (Presentation)
  • Rodd, A.V., Henry, R., Bezanson, G.S., Fuller, K.D., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Grimmett, M.G. (2014). "Manure storage conditions and E. coli survival. Sustainable Water Footprint.", Joint meeting NS Institute of Agrologists and PEI Institute of Agrologists, Stanley Bridge, PEI, Canada, July 20-22, 2014.
  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Jiang, Y., Jenkins, S., Janes, D.E., Jolliemore, L., Murray, B., Power, I., and others (2014). "Effect of Temperature Based Fall Plowing on Soil N Dynamics in Potato Production.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre. (Presentation)
  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Burton, D.L., Grimmett, M.G., Fuller, K.D., Jiang, Y., Jenkins, S., Janes, D.E., Jolliemore, L., Murray, B., Power, I., and others (2014). "Effect of Temperature Based Fall Plowing on Soil N Dynamics in Potato Production.", Sustainable Water Footprint. Joint meeting NS Institute of Agrologists and PEI Institute of Agrologist, Stanley Bridge, PEI, Canada, July 20-22, 2014.

2013

  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Drury, C.F., Grimmett, M.G., Zebarth, B.J., Franklin, J.L., Rodd, A.V., Van Roestel, J., and George, E. (2013). "Growing season denitrification losses impacted by land management practices, soil properties, and weather conditions in manure-amended perennial hayfield and corn-soybean-wheat rotations in Atlantic Canada.", CSSS/MSSS/CSAFM 2013 Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB., Canada, June 22-25, 2013. (Poster)
  • Fuller, K.D., Drury, C.F., Grimmett, M.G., Burton, D.L., Franklin, J.L., Zebarth, B.J., Gordon, R.J., Van Roestel, J., and George, E. (2013). "Nitrogen leaching losses in manure amended perennial hayfield and corn-soybean-wheat rotations in Atlantic Canada.", CSSS/MSSS/CSAFM 2013 Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB., Canada, June 22-25, 2013. (Poster)
  • Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Jiang, Y., Mills, A.A.S., Gregory, D., Enman, B., and others (2013). "Increasing phosphorus use efficiency in potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)

2011

  • Fuller, K.D. (2011). "Soil Health – an International Perspective.", 54th IFTA Annual Conference & Intensive Workshop, Red Lion Hotel, Pasco, WA, USA, February 26-March 4, 2011, published in Compact Fruit Tree, 44(1), pp. 12-14. (Presentation)
  • Fuller, K.D., Burton, D.L., Drury, C.F., Grimmett, M.G., Zebarth, B.J., Fillmore, S.A.E., Girdon, R.J., and St George, E. (2011). "Denitrification, losses in manure amended, permanent forage, and corn-soybean-wheat rotations in Atlantic Canada.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Fuller, K.D., Gordon, R.J., Grimmett, M.G., Fillmore, S.A.E., Madani, A., Van Roestel, J., Stratton, G.W., MacLeod, J.A., Embree, C.G., and St George, E. (2011). "Seasonal and crop rotational effects of manure management on nitrate-nitrogen leaching in Nova Scotia [Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 137 (2010) 267-275] (Corrigendum).", Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 141(3-4), pp. 466.
  • Rodd, A.V., Grimmett, M.G., and Fuller, K.D. (2011). "Does Method of Manure Application Affect Nitrate Movement and Escherichia coli Survival?", Crops and Livestock Research Centre Open House, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 6, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Fuller, K.D., Gordon, R.J., Grimmett, M.G., Fillmore, S.A.E., Madani, A., Van Roestel, J., Stratton, G.W., MacLeod, J.A., Embree, C.G., and St George, E. (2010). "Effects of manured crop rotations on nitrate-nitrogen loading of tile drainage waters.", 5th Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Atlantic Workshop: Climate Change and Crop Health, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, January 19-20, 2010. (Workshop)
  • Fuller, K.D., Gordon, R.J., Grimmett, M.G., Fillmore, S.A.E., Madani, A., Van Roestel, J., Stratton, G.W., MacLeod, J.A., Embree, C.G., and St George, E. (2010). "Effects of manured crop rotations on tile drainage nitrate-nitrogen concentrations.", 5th Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Atlantic Workshop: Climate Change and Crop Health, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, January 19-20, 2010. (Workshop)
  • Fuller, K.D., Gordon, R.J., Grimmett, M.G., Fillmore, S.A.E., Madani, A., Van Roestel, J., Stratton, G.W., MacLeod, J.A., Embree, C.G., and St George, E. (2010). "Seasonal partitioning of tile drainage volumes: long term averages from Kentville, NS.", 5th Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Atlantic Workshop: Climate Change and Crop Health, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, January 19-20, 2010. (Workshop)
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