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.
The effects of crimper-rolled winter rye on striped cucumber.
Population dynamic of Lepidopteran pests of sweet corn.
Evaluation of new practices to control cutworms in organic vegetable production.
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.
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.
Research report • Maxime LefebvreLefebvre, M., J. Boisclair, G. Richard et M. Grenier. 2011. Utilisation de Trichogramma ostriniae pour lutter contre la pyrale du maïs (Ostrinia nubilalis) dans le poivron. IRDA. 8 pages. Lefebvre, M., J. Boisclair, G. Richard et M. Grenier. 2011. Utilisation de Trichogramma ostriniae pour lutter contre la pyrale du maïs (Ostrinia nubilalis) dans le poivron. IRDA. 8 pages. Download Download