Richard Hogue, Ph.D.

Richard Hogue, researcher

Richard Hogue

Researcher

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About

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).

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Phytopathology of potatoes, berries, and field crops
  • Microbial ecology of agricultural soils and monitoring of agri-environmental bio-indicators of the microbiological quality of soils and water

Richard Hogue has extensive expertise in the detection and identification of pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms.

Related research project(s)

Forage crop
2019-2023 • Market gardeningField crops

Implementing a three-year sustainable forage crop rotation for potato and field crop farmers

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.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

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Richard Hogue
Potato plant flower
2019-2022 • Market gardening

Developing a web app to facilitate the viewing and interpretation of potato soil health analyses

This project aims to develop an accessible and user-friendly web application that will 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.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

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Richard Hogue
DNA molecules
2019-2023 • Fruit production

A new molecular approach to simultaneously detect disease-causing viruses in raspberries and strawberries

Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.

Researchers: Richard Hogue Luc Belzile

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Richard Hogue
Luc Belzile
DNA molecules
2019-2023 • Market gardening

Utilizing high-throughput sequencing to identify plant pathogens

Evaluating and developing a high-throughput sequencing-based diagnostic procedure to identify pathogenic organisms.

Researchers: Richard Hogue Luc Belzile

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Richard Hogue
Luc Belzile
Corn field
2019-2023

Strategies to mitigate soil degradation in no-till field crops with the goal of reducing herbicide use and boosting soil quality and yields

Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).

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Richard Hogue
Marc-Olivier Gasser

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Antoine Lamontagne, agricultural technician

Antoine Lamontagne

Agricultural Technician

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Paul Deschênes, research assistant

Paul Deschênes

Research Assistant

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Michèle Grenier, biostatistician

Michèle Grenier

Biostatistician

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