Dr Caroline Begg
Faculty Lecturer and Research Associate
Email: caroline [dot] begg [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Dr Begg conducts research on the relationships between spatial patterns of crop and soil parameters in agricultural fields. Her goal is to increase agricultural producer's awareness of variability within the field and the impact this has on crop growth, on the application of fertilizers and manures and the effect on nutrient and soil loss from fields. The research involves on-farm fieldwork using GPS and includes interactions with producers and agro-environmental clubs. The crop and soil data and spectral images are analyzed using GIS software. A s well she is involved with the development of a Web site to present the results obtained as a "How to Manual" suitable for perusal by agricultural producers. Her additional interest is the development of sustainable ecological agriculture practices.
Begg, C. and P. Enright 2003. Guide for the Interpretation of Yield and Soil Maps for Precision Agriculture: Final Version. www.paguide.mcgill.ca.
Larocque, G., Fyles, J. and C.Begg 2001. Spatial distribution in soil variables and crop yield: New insights on site-specific a ricultural management. CSSS Annual Meeting University of Guelph.
Begg, C. B. M., G. J. D. Kirk, A. F. Mackenzie and H.-U. Neue, 1994. Root-induced Iron Oxidation and pH Changes in the Lowland Rice Rhizosphere. New Phytologist 128: 469-477