Richard Hogue (Ph.D.) holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Université de Sherbrooke and a master's degree and doctorate in plant biology from Université Laval. He was hired by Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec in 1986, and joined the IRDA research team in 1998. Richard is passionate about microbial ecology, and heads up LEM (the microbial ecology laboratory) at IRDA, where he has developed in-house expertise methods for detecting and identifying pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms. He also works on the characterization of microbial indicators of agricultural soil health in the context of crop production and protection. He collaborates on projects dealing with the production of green energy from biomass conversion and the development of biological treatment systems for managing air and water quality. He also directs LAB (the biological analysis laboratory), which the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has approved for detecting 10 seed potato pathogenic agents (bacteria, viruses, and viroids).
Richard Hogue has extensive expertise in the detection and identification of pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms.
This project seeks to create farmer partnerships in which participants work on implementing a three-year forage crop rotation protocol in potato and field crop fields.
This project aims to develop an accessible and user-friendly web application that let stakeholders search the IRDA potato soil database, one of the largest in Canada, to visualize the impact of growing practices and protocols on the biological, physicochemical, and agronomic characteristics of soils cultivated with different cropping systems.
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.
Evaluating and developing a high-throughput sequencing-based diagnostic procedure to identify pathogenic organisms.
Development of optimized cleaning methods that are readily measurable with an effective real-time indicator.
Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).
Scientific article • Richard HogueGuertin, J. F., M. Zitouni, P. Tanguay, R. Hogue, C. Beaulieu. 2018. Detection of Delphinella shoot blight in plantations of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) Christmas trees in Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. Vol. 40, 2018. 12 p. DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2018.1547791. Guertin, J. F., M. Zitouni, P. Tanguay, R. Hogue, C. Beaulieu. 2018. Detection of Delphinella shoot blight in plantations of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) Christmas trees in Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. Vol. 40, 2018. 12 p. DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2018.1547791. Download Download
Research report • Richard HogueHogue, C. 2009. Évaluation de combinaisons de moyens de lutte à la gale commune et à la rhizoctonie de la pomme de terre. IRDA. 35 pages. Hogue, C. 2009. Évaluation de combinaisons de moyens de lutte à la gale commune et à la rhizoctonie de la pomme de terre. IRDA. 35 pages. Download Download