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)

Green manure
2016-2018 • Field crops

Effectiveness of an annual vs. end-of-season legume green manure crop in increasing soil resilience and providing sufficient nitrogen

The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop, or after it is harvested.

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Aubert Michaud
Marc-Olivier Gasser
Maryse Leblanc
2014-2017 • Field crops

Vegetative propagation and regenerative capacity of Canada thistle and sow thistle under organic management

The purpose of this project was to study the vegetative propagation and regeneration capacity of Canada thistle and sow thistle with a view to developing effective weed control strategies.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

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Maryse Leblanc
2016-2018 • Market gardening

Galinsoga management in organic vegetable production

The aim of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of different control strategies.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

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Maryse Leblanc


See also

Emmanuel Gagné, laboratory technician

Emmanuel Gagné

Laboratory Technician

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ext 822

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Francine Pelletier, research assistant

Francine Pelletier

Research Assistant

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Vincent Philion, researcher

Vincent Philion


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