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.
Improving the RIMpro software to better predict the risk of infection during rainfall.
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
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.