Harmonize scientific knowledge with the policies of sustainable development
The Research Chair in Phytoprotection pairs scientific knowledge acquired in control method alternatives to pesticides with the actual reality of applying such methods. This program, in the way of sustainable development, is based on two areas:
- Control agents
- The phenomenon of induced resistance in the context of plant-pathogen interactions
This Canada Research Chair has demonstrated the potential of soluble silica, plant extracts and microbial agents and has protected plants against potential pathogenic attacks. The continuation of the study, and characterization of bioactive plant molecules involved in plant resistance mechanisms, are at the core of this program.