Geneviève Marchand, Ph.D.
I lead a research program on plant pathology for vegetable crops grown in the greenhouse and other controlled environments.
Current research and/or projects
Developing resistance to Tomato brown rugose fruit virus
Nunavut Off-Grid Mobile Plant Growth Unit in Gjoa Haven to Support Northern and Inuit-led Agriculture Research
Development of a modular microclimate monitoring system to monitor the impact of new technologies on greenhouse energy efficiency
Strategies for the Growth of Healthy Nutrient-Rich Plants for Northern and Remote Communities
Research and/or project statements
My research program aims to investigate new ways to detect, identify, and manage pathogens causing diseases having an economic impact on vegetables grown in greenhouses and controlled environments.
I am also occasionally called upon to participate in research projects on other horticultural crops.
Professional activities / interests
I am a member of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), where I serve on different committees. I am also the editor for section L, "Vegetables and Special Crops - Diseases" of the "Pest Management Research Report - Insect Pests and Plant Diseases" published annually by the CPS.
Education and awards
Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Université Laval, 2008
Xue, A.G., Chen, Y., Marchand, G., Guo, W., Ren, C., Savard, M., Mcelroy, A.R.B. (2015). Timing of inoculation and fusarium species affect the severity of fusarium head blight on oat, 95(3), 517-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-3002015 - View publication details
Xue, A.G., Marchand, G., Chen, Y., Zhang, S., Cober, E.R., Tenuta, A. (2015). Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario, Canada, 2010-2012, 37(3), 376-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2015.10525622015 - View publication details
Marchand, G., Chen, Y., Berhane, N.A., Wei, L., Lévesque, C.A., Xue, A.G. (2014). Identification of Pythium spp. from the rhizosphere of soybeans in Ontario, Canada, 36(2), 246-251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2014.9209212014 - View publication details