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Plantes et Système de cultures Horticoles

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François Lecompte

Researcher

François Lecompte 
Researcher
Dept. Environment and Agronomy

Lab. Plantes et Systèmes de culture Horticoles
Team : Ecology of integrated production (EPI). 
 

CONTACTS
INRA - Unité PSH (UR1115)

Domaine St-Paul - Site Agroparc
CS 40509

84914 Avignon Cedex
Tél. : + 33 4 32 72 26 74

Fax : + 33 4 32 72 24 32

francois.lecompte@avignon.inra.fr

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  • POSITIONS AND EDUCATION

Since 2008: Researcher, CR1, INRA Avignon, France
2002-2008: Researcher, CR2, INRA Avignon, France
1998-2002: PhD Thesis on banana root system architecture, INRA Antilles-Guyane, FWI
1997: Ms in agronomy, AgroParisTech (INA-PG), France

  • MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

Protected cultivation of vegetable crops.

I mainly focus on plant nutrition and crop fertilization, and their impacts on various aspects of biological and biophysical processes in the field. My recent research efforts were directed to the comprehension of  the effects of nitrogen fertilization on plant's susceptibility to pathogenicfungi (Botrytis cinerea,Sclerotinia sclerotiorum,Oidium neolycopersici).

I develop broader -experimental or model-based - approaches to understand and rationalize resource use in vegetable fields. Part of this work is conducted with technical institutes and growers.
 

  • SUPERVISION and TEACHING

 PhD students 
2012 -Virginie Barrière: Design and evaluation of lettuce cropping systems less dependent on pesticides

2009-2012 -Manzoor Abro: Nitrogen fertilization of the host plant influences susceptibility, production and pathogenicity of Botrytis cinerea secondary inoculum, as well as the efficacy of biological control (directed by P. Nicot).

Main teaching

2005-2010 : Master  « Gestion de la Qualité des Productions Végétales », University of Avignon

 

  • MAIN COLLABORATIONS
    • Plant Pathology Reserach Unit, INRA Avignon
    • Sophia Agrobiotech Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France
    • University of Michoacan, Mexico
    • Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes (CTIFL)

   

  • SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Abro, M., Lecompte, F., Bardin, M., Nicot, P., 2013. Nitrogen fertilization impacts biocontrol of tomato gray mold. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 1-8.

 Barrière, V., Lecompte, F., Nicot, P., Maisonneuve, B., Tchamitchian, M., Lescourret, F., 2013. Lettuce cropping with less pesticides. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 1-24.

 Lecompte, F., Abro, M.A., Nicot, P.C., 2013. Can plant sugars mediate the effect of nitrogen fertilization on lettuce susceptibility to two necrotrophic pathogens: Botrytis cinerea and sclerotinia sclerotiorum? Plant and Soil 369, 387-401.

 Abro, M.A., Lecompte, F., Bryone, F., Nicot, P.C., 2012. Nitrogen fertilization of the host plant influences production and pathogenicity of botrytis cinerea secondary inoculum. Phytopathology 103, 261-267.

 Lecompte, F., 2012. Management of soil nitrate heterogeneity resulting from crop rows in a lettuce–tomato rotation under a greenhouse. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 32, 811-819.

 Boulard, T., Brun, R., Hayer, F., Gaillard, G., Lecompte, F., 2012. Some results on environmental and human toxicity involved by greenhouse tomato production in france. In: Kittas, C., Katsoulas, N., Bartzanas, T. (Eds.), Acta horticulturae, pp. 367-375.

 Boulard, T., Raeppel, C., Brun, R., Lecompte, F., Hayer, F., Carmassi, G., Gaillard, G., 2011. Environmental impact of greenhouse tomato production in france. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 31, 757-777.

 Lecompte, F., Abro, M.A., Nicot, P.C., 2010. Contrasted responses of botrytis cinerea strains developing on tomato plants grown under different nitrogen nutrition regimes. Plant Pathology 59, 891-899.

 Lecompte, F., Bressoud, F., Parès, L., De Bruyne, F., 2008. Root and nitrate distribution as related to the critical plant-n status of a fertigated tomato crop. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 83, 223-231.