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Simon Morvan currently works at the Department of Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal. Simon does research in Plant Fertilization, Soil Science and Molecular Biology. Their current project is 'Wild blueberry microbiome in Quebec.'
Wild blueberries production is regarded as less intensive than other agricultural systems, although several agricultural practices are commonly implemented to increase crop yields and to mitigate pets and pathogen attacks. Fertilization, organic or mineral, is used to increase soil nutrient availability and improve fruit yield. Wild blueberry plant...
This poster was presented during the ISME 18 conference in Lausanne in August 2022. It summarizes the results of my paper published in Frontiers in Plant Science "Limited effect of thermal pruning on wild blueberry crop and its root-associated microbiota".
Thermal pruning was a common pruning method in the past but has progressively been replaced by mechanical pruning for economic reasons. Both practices are known to enhance and maintain high yields; however, thermal pruning was documented to have an additional sanitation effect by reducing weeds and fungal diseases outbreaks. Nevertheless, there is...
The ability of wild blueberries to adapt to their harsh environment is believed to be closely related to their symbiosis with ericoid mycorrhizal fungi which produce enzymes capable of organic matter mineralization. Although some of these fungi have been identified and characterized, we still know little about the microbial ecology of wild blueberr...
This poster was presented during the CSM conference in Sherbrooke in 2019. It summarizes the results discussed in my first PhD paper : "Into the wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) rhizosphere microbiota" published in Environmental Microbiology.