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Plantes et Système de cultures Horticoles

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François Lecompte

François Lecompte

François Lecompte 
Dept. Environment and Agronomy

Lab. Plantes et Systèmes de culture Horticoles
Team : Regulation des bioagresseurs par les plantes

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



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


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.


 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


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