Maxime Lefebvre, research assistant

Maxime Lefebvre

Researcher, Ph.D.

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About

In December 2008, Maxime Lefebvre obtained a bachelors’ degree in ecology from the Université de Sherbrooke. He also obtained a master’s degree in biology from the Université du Québec à Montréal in November 2010 plus a Ph.D. in Plant Science in 2019, from McGill University. He started his career at IRDA in the spring of 2010 as a research assistant in market gardening entomology. From 2011 to spring 2021, he worked as a biologist and research assistant in weed science and organic agriculture. His work then focused on physical weed control, as well as other alternative control methods to herbicides. Since spring 2021, he has held the position of market gardening entomology researcher.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Organic farming
  • Market gardening
  • Agri-environmental practices
  • Mechanical weeding and alternative methods to pesticides

Related research project(s)

2019-2022 • Market gardening

Developing mass trapping strategies to control the striped cucumber beetle in organic cucurbit farming

This project aims to develop mass trapping strategies to keep damage caused by the striped cucumber beetle populations below the economic threshold, while minimizing the capture of pollinators and natural enemies.

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Annabelle Firlej
Maxime Lefebvre
2019-2021 • Market gardening

Optimizing the aerial release of trichogramma wasps to control the European corn borer in sweet corn destined for processing

Aerial spraying to optimize the release of trichogramma wasps in order to control the European corn borer over large areas of sweet corn crops in Québec.

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Annabelle Firlej
Maxime Lefebvre

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Claudia Tremblay, laboratory technician

Claudia Tremblay

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
ext 812

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Mylène Généreux

Research Assistant

450 653-7368
ext 311

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Sébastien Rougerie-Durocher, Project Manager - Modelling of Cropping Systems

Sébastien Rougerie-Durocher

Project Manager - Modelling of Cropping Systems, M.Sc.

450 653-7368
ext 354

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