Simard, Marie-Josée, Ph.D.

Weed Scientist


Contact Information:

430 Gouin Boulevard
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 3E6
Telephone: 579-224-3104
Email: marie-josee.simard@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Weed biology
  • Plant ecology
  • Weeds
  • Eriochloa villosa
  • Canola/rapeseed
  • Oilseed crops and products
  • Population dynamics of plants
  • Brassica rapa
  • Transgenic crops
  • Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
  • Invasive plants of agro-ecosystems

Current Projects:

  • Develop long term best management practices for weed control in cropping systems with limited environmental impact
  • Provide knowledge of weed biology, population dynamics, and ecology as the basis for the development of integrated contol startegies with reduced impact on the environment

Affiliations:

  • Université Laval
  • International Weed Science Society
  • Weed Science Society of America
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Canadian Weed Science Society
  • Société de Protection des Plantes du Québec
  • Centre de Référence en Agriculture et Agroalimentaire du Québec

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Simard, M.-J., Nurse, R.E., Page, E.R., Bourgeois, G., and Beckie, H.J. (2016). "A detailed assessment of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) seed shattering in wheat, corn and soybean.", Weed Science Society of America Meeting, San Jan, Puerto Rico, February 7-11, 2016.

2015

  • Bae, J., Nurse, R.E., Simard, M.-J., and Page, E.R. (2015). "Effect of late herbicide applications on growth and reproductive ability of glyphosate-resistant common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.).", Canadian Weed Science Society Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 23-26, 2015.
  • Hall, L.M., Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.D., Simard, M.-J., Clements, D.R., and Nurse, R.E. (2015). "Persistence and invasiveness of genetically modified canola in Canada: A demographic comparison of open pollinated and hybrid canola.", Canadian Weed Science Society Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 23-26, 2015.
  • Lafrance, P., Simard, M.-J., Bégin, G., Thériault, G., and van Bochove, É. (2015). "Rendement de zones tampons végétales aménagées pour atténuer la contamination des eaux de surface par le glyphosate et l’AMPA en champs agricoles.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Lafrance, P., Simard, M.-J., Bégin, G., Thériault, G., and van Bochove, É. (2015). "Small-scale horizontal variability of glyphosate and AMPA concentrations in top soil along three transects across two cultivated fields and their riparian buffer strips.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Marsan-Pelletier, F., Simard, M.-J. and Laforest, M. (2016) Résistance aux herbicides au Québec, Conférences CRAAQ.
  • Nurse, R.E., Simard, M.-J., and Darbyshire, S.J. (2015). "Effect of late glyphosate application on seed production and viability in woolly cupgrass. CWSS.", Canadian Weed Science Society Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 23-26, 2015.
  • Panneton, B. and Simard, M.-J. (2015). "Precision control of weeds in carrots and onions – Challenges.", 17th European Weed Res. Soc. Symposium, Montpellier, France, June 23-26, 2015, pp. 39. (Abstract)
  • Panneton, B. and Simard, M.-J. (2015). "Precision control of weeds in carrots.", 17th European Weed Res. Soc. Symposium, Montpellier, France, June 23-26, 2015. (Poster)
  • Panneton, B., Bizeau, A., and Simard, M.-J. (2015). "A 3D view of weeds in horticultural crops.", Weed Science Society of America meeting 2014, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, February 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • Simard, M.-J. and Lambert-Beaudet, C. (2015). "Weed seed survival in corn and alfalfa silage.", Weed Science Society of America meeting 2014, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, February 9-13, 2015, Oral presentation.
  • Simard, M.-J., Nurse, R.E., Page, E.R., and Beckie, H.D. (2015). "Using the Organic weed puller to remove tall weeds in soybean: lessons learned from the first trial.", Canadian Weed Science Society Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 23-26, 2015.

2014

  • Bernier, D. and Simard, M.-J. (2014). "Situation des mauvaises herbes résistantes aux herbicides au Québec : saison 2012-2013.", Société de Protection des Plantes du Québec, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada, June 10-12, 2014.
  • Clements, D.R., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Nurse, R.E., Simard, M.-J., Raatz, L.L., and Alexander, B.C.S. (2014). "Quantifying the relative invasive potential of genetically modified crops using demographic analysis.", 2014 WSSA/CWSS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 3-6, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Hall, L.M., Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.J., Simard, M.-J., Clements, D.R., Nurse, R.E., and Lewis, M. (2014). "There is more to fitness than fecundity: demographic analysis to evaluate gentically modified crops.", ISBGMO, South Africa, November 2014. (Abstract)
  • Hall, L.M., Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.J., Simard, M.-J., Clements, D.R., Nurse, R.E., and Lewis, M. (2014). "There is more to fitness than fecundity: invasiveness of GM crops.", Crop Sci. Soc. Amer., Long Beach, CA, USA, November, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Lafrance, P., Simard, M.-J., Bégin, G., Thériault, G., and van Bochove, É. (2014). "Efficiency of two types of vegetated buffer zones to limit the transfer of glyphosate and AMPA by runoff towards surface water.", Canadian Weed Science Society meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, November 16-19, 2014. (Poster)
  • Simard, M.-J. (2014). "Suivre le développement des mauvaises herbes résistantes aux herbicides pour agir à temps.", Les journées horticoles – Journée Lutte intégrée, Saint-Rémi, Québec, Canada, December 4, 2014.
  • Simard, M.-J. and Bernier, D. (2014). "Herbicide resistance in Québec: More suspects, more cases.", Canadian Weed Science Society meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, November 16-19, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Simard, M.-J. (2013). "L’ériochloé velue (Eriochloa villosa) (graminée), une nouvelle mauvaise herbe à surveiller.", 20e séminaire du CRDSGC / 20th seminar of SCRDC, Centre de Recherche et de Développement sur les Sols et les Grandes Cultures / Soils and Crops Research and Development Centre, Québec, QC, Canada, March 14, 2013. (Presentation)

2012

  • Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.J., Simard, M.-J., Nurse, R.E., Clements, D.R., and Hall, L.M. (2012). "Quantification of invasiveness in crops using demographic analysis.", 2nd International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO12), St Louis, Missouri, USA, September, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Simard, M.-J., and Leroux, G.D. (2012). "Development of a quick diagnosis method to target fields with better potential for site-specific weed management.", 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA), Indianapolis, IN, USA, July 15-18, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Simard, M.-J., and Leroux, G.D. (2012). "Row versus inter-row weed cover in rainfed corn fields.", Weed Science Society of America Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, February 7-10, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Nadeau, M.-J., Masson, E., Noisel, N., Groulx, J., Hénault, G., Benoît, D.-L., Simard, M.-J., and LaFlamme, L. (2012). "Projet herbe à poux 2007-2010. Résumé scientifique – Phase I.", published by Agence de santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Direction de santé publique, QC, Canada, 12 pages, ISBN 9782550628927. (Technology transfer)
  • Simard, M.-J., Darbyshire, S.J., and Nurse, R.E. (2012). "Emergence pattern and fitness of a Canadian woolly cupgrass (Eriochloa villosa) population.", Weed Science Society of America Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, February 7-10, 2012. (Abstract)

2011

  • Benoît, D.-L. and Simard, M.-J. (2011). "Common ragweed densities in two municipalities in Quebec with and without control programs.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011, pp. 60. (Poster)
  • Benoît, D.-L. and Simard, M.-J. (2011). "Ragweed pollen concentrations following a three year control program in two municipalities in southwestern Quebec.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011, pp. 59. (Poster)
  • Nadeau, M.-J., Masson, E., Noisel, N., Groulx, J., Potvin, P., Benoît, D.-L., and Simard, M.-J. (2011). "Projet Herbe à poux 2007-2010. Réduire le pollen de l’herbe à poux : mission réaliste. Faits Saillants.", published by Agence de santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Direction de santé publique, QC, Canada, 4 pages, 11-244-01F. (Technology transfer)
  • Simard, M.-J., Panneton, B., Leroux, G.D., Vanasse, A., and Nurse, R.E. (2011). "Can Inter-row Soil Disturbance at Seeding Lead to Efficient Localized Weed Control Using Plant Cover Detection?", 51st Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel, Portland, OR, USA, February 7-10, 2011. (Poster)
  • Simard, M.-J., Rouane, S., and Leroux, G.D. (2011). "Effect of Herbicide Rate and Rotation on the Weed Seed Bank After Three Years of Transgenic Corn/soybean Cropping.", 51st Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel, Portland, OR, USA, February 7-10, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Simard, M.-J., and others (2010). "Weed cover on and between corn rows implications for real-time weed detection.", XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR): Sustainable Development through Engineering, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 13-17, 2010, Ppaper CSBE100789, pp. 7.

2009

  • Simard, M.-J., Panneton, B., Rouane, S., Leroux, G.D., Longchamps, L., and Légère, A. (2009). "Doses réduites d’herbicides et dynamique des populations de mauvaises herbes.", Cahier de conférence - Événement conjoint en phytoprotection, CRAAQ/SPPQ, Drummondville, QC, Canada, October 22-23, 2009.
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