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)

Potato field
2019-2022 • Market gardening

Developing a soil microbiome monitoring method to select potato crop management practices that reduce soil-borne pathogens and pesticide applications

Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.

Researchers: Richard Hogue Luc Belzile

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Richard Hogue
Luc Belzile
Épinettes. Credit: Axel Kristinsson.
2018

Evaluation of the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of forest residue extracts

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

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Richard Hogue
Pyrolytic oils
2018-2019

Developing biostimulants from pyrolytic oils produced from agricultural and forestry biomass

The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues.

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Stéphane Godbout
Richard Hogue
Corn field
2017-2021 • Field crops

Maintaining high yields in field crops while reconsidering the option of using glyphosate

The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

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Richard Hogue
DNA
2017-2019 • Market gardening

Validating microbial indicators of potato field productivity based on metagenomic analysis

The current project is designed to check the predictability of the biological productivity score.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

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Richard Hogue
Blueberries
2016 • Fruit production

Detecting spores of Pucciniastrum geopertianum, the fungus that causes blueberry witches’ broom rust

The aim of the project was to determine whether the witches’ broom symptom on blueberries is really caused by the rust Pucciniastrum geopertianum, which attacks balsam.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

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Richard Hogue

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Colin Federspiel

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
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Patrick Brassard, research assistant

Patrick Brassard

Research Assistant

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Éric Bergeron, laboratory technician

Éric Bergeron

Laboratory Technician

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