Maxim Tardif


Co-Director — Innovation and Technology Transfer — NTFP and Agroforestry

Maxim Tardif, D. T. A., holds a college diploma in horticultural production and environmental technology from the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire, La Pocatière campus. Mr. Tardif has worked as a Co-Director – Innovation and Technology Transfer at Biopterre since 2007. Since his arrival, Mr. Tardif has carried out some 50 applied research and technical support projects related to the theme, “Mycotechnology, NTFP and innovative cultures.” More specifically he has focused on the development of bioproducts and bioprocesses to enhance non-timber forest products (NTFP) through agroforestry systems and innovative crops. Over the years, Mr. Tardif has worked on the socio-economic development of rural and northern communities in Quebec through the enhancement of NTFP.

Key Achievements:

  • Development of cultivation processes specific to the production of non-timber forest products associated with hybrid poplar
  • Development of a culture substrate and technical strategies for the cultivation of the wine cap Stropharia (Stropharia rugosoannulata)
  • Development of an autonomous system based on LED lighting for the production of leafy vegetables in northern environments
  • Participation in the development of a bioclimatic tool to forecast the emergence of fungi with commercial potential
  • Improvement of packaging protocols for forest mushrooms with high commercial value
  • Potential economic spinoffs from the non-timber forest products sector in the territories Timiskaming, Pikogan and Lac-Simon First Nations
  • Development of a growing method for Labrador tea, a boreal plant with high commercial potential
  • Development of a remote sensing method for milkweed
  • Experimentation on vegetation techniques for an erosion zone along the St. Lawrence River in Montmagny
  • Investigation on regional product processing methods for local consumption in Nunavik

Tel.: 418 856-5917 ext. 203

Cell.: 418 866-8785