Maryse Leblanc, agr., Ph.D.

Maryse Leblanc, researcher

Maryse Leblanc


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Maryse Leblanc (agr., Ph.D.) obtained her bachelor's degree in biological sciences at Université de Montréal in 1982 and took courses in agronomy at Université Laval and McGill University in 1984 and 1985. She earned both a master's degree in 1990 and a doctorate in 2002 from McGill University. Maryse has been an agronomy researcher working in weed science for over 25 years. She began working at Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec in 1992 and joined IRDA in 1998, where she conducts R&D work on reducing herbicide use in field crops and horticultural production by means of alternatives such as mechanical and flame weeding. She has co-authored many scientific and popular articles, books, chapters, and posters. Maryse has also been involved in numerous provincial, national, and international presentations.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Weeds
  • Flame weeding and mechanical weed control in field crops and market garden crops
  • Germination and emergence of weeds
  • Biology and growth of weeds
  • Organic farming

Maryse Leblanc's work helps to minimize the impact of weeds on crops.

Related research project(s)

Oz weeding robot
2020-2023 • Market gardening

Assessing a weeding robot for use in organic market gardening

New, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

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Maryse Leblanc
Fingerweeder and pepper plants
2019-2020 • Market gardening

Developing a weed control knowledge transfer tool for organic market gardeners

This project seeks to develop a knowledge transfer tool to assist organic market gardeners with weed control.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

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Maryse Leblanc
2019-2023 • Market gardeningField crops

Developing strategies and methods for weeding carrots grown in rotation with field crops

Development of weeding strategies and methods that will reduce weed pressure on carrot crops, especially row-crop carrots, which appear to be the most problematic.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

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Maryse Leblanc
Narrow organic field crops
2019-2023 • Field cropsMarket gardening

Developing a mechanical weeding strategy for narrow-row organic field and vegetable crops

Experimenting narrow-row crop weed control strategy on three crops: green beans, peas, and soybeans.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

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Maryse Leblanc


See also

Vanessa Villeneuve, laboratory technician

Vanessa Villeneuve

Laboratory Technician

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Michèle Grenier, biostatistician

Michèle Grenier


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Mylène Marchand-Roy, research assistant

Mylène Marchand-Roy

Research Assistant

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