Francis Allard, agr., M.Sc.

Francis Allard, research assistant

Francis Allard

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
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An agronomist by training, Francis Allard earned a college diploma in agro-mechanical engineering technology from Institut de technologie agroalimentaire de Saint-Hyacinthe in 2005. He subsequently obtained a both bachelor's degree in agronomy in 2014 and a master's degree in plant biology in 2017 from Université Laval.

Francis understands the needs of farmers and the challenges they face. A keen interest in field crops led him to pursue a project on winter wheat for his master’s studies. He has developed the skills needed to conduct various projects, trials, and follow-up studies in the field, and to convey his knowledge to a broader audience at conferences and seminars. He also works directly with farmers to transfer technology. Before joining IRDA Francis worked as an agronomist at a corn seed company, where he organized numerous training sessions for farmers, performed field diagnoses, and developed corn and soybean cultivar hybrids adapted to Québec’s climate.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Field crops

Francis Allard specializes in field crops.


See also

Jérémie Gravel, agricultural technician

Jérémie Gravel

Agricultural Technician

418 643-2380
ext 674

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Cathy St-Laurent

Research Assistant

450 653-7368
ext 314

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Simon Guillemette, research assistant

Simon Guillemette

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
ext 638

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