Vincent Philion, agr., M.Sc.

Vincent Philion, researcher

Vincent Philion

Researcher

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About

Vincent Philion (agr., M.Sc.) earned his master's degree from McGill University in 1995. His master’s thesis focused on the biological control of apple scab. From 1995 to 1998, he worked in the phytopathology lab at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Horticultural Research and Development Centre in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. He has been with IRDA since its creation in 1998 by Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec. Apart from some brief incursions into different pathosystems (lettuce, potato), his research has always centered on apple diseases.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Applied research into apple diseases
  • Development of practices to control crop pests
  • Phytosanitary warnings

Vincent Philion is Quebec's leading expert on apple diseases.

Related research project(s)

Apple scab
2020-2023 • Fruit production

Tailoring apple scab control strategies to the properties of the fungicides utilized

Developing a new scab control strategy based on selecting the lowest-risk products that best fit the circumstances at hand, and tailoring the doses accordingly.

Researcher: Vincent Philion

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Vincent Philion
Apples
2019-2020 • Fruit production

Using carbohydrate-balance bioclimatic modelling to develop carbaryl-free apple fruit thinning strategies

The model’s predictions will be used to calibrate the dose of a thinning agent (ANA) to be applied in two plots, one treated with carbaryl and the other without, over a two-year period.

Researcher: Vincent Philion

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Vincent Philion
Orchard spraying
2018-2022 • Fruit production

Demo plots for low-risk apple IPM programs

The overall objective of the project is to inform apple growers via regional demonstration plots of the latest apple IPM techniques.

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Gérald Chouinard
Vincent Philion
Daniel Cormier
Fire blight disease
2017-2020 • Fruit production

Fire blight initiative

Research projects on controlling fire blight.

Researcher: Vincent Philion

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Vincent Philion
Appel scab
2017-2020 • Fruit production

Impact of tree growth and rain on fungicide efficacy against apple scab

The aim of this project is to determine the combined impact on fungicide efficacy of rain and the appearance of new leaves to more accurately identify how long treatments remain effective.

Researcher: Vincent Philion

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Vincent Philion
Bee
2017-2020 • Fruit production

Improving fire blight detection, prediction, and control

The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.

Researcher: Vincent Philion

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Simon Guillemette, research assistant

Simon Guillemette

Research Assistant

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Pierre-André Biron, laboratory technician

Pierre-André Biron

Laboratory Technician

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Marc-Olivier Gasser, researcher

Marc-Olivier Gasser

Researcher

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