Home > Research & Extension > Profiles > Cheryl Trueman

Cheryl Trueman

Vegetable Integrated Pest Management
College Research Professor


Ph.D. Environmental Biology – University of Guelph
M.Sc. Horticulture – University of Guelph
B.Sc. Agriculture – University of Guelph

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on integrated management of insect and disease pests of vegetable crops in Ontario including tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, sugarbeets, snap beans, potatoes, and sweet corn. I am interested in applied research that can be adopted by growers in Ontario to improve pest management, reduce yield and quality losses, and reduce the development of pesticide resistance.

Recent or current projects include:

  • Management of bacterial spot on field tomato
  • Management of Cercospora leaf spot of sugarbeet
  • Management of bacterial spot on pumpkins and squash
  • Fungicide programs and monitoring for cucurbit downy mildew

Teaching Responsibilities:

I teach in the Agriculture and Horticulture Diploma programs at Ridgetown Campus.

Current courses include:

Past courses include:

  • Insect & Disease Management
  • Vegetable Crop Pest Management
  • Plant Health & the Environment
  • Organic Production

Research Technicians:

Phyllis May
Ridgetown Campus
Phone: 519-674-1500 x63642

Refereed Publications:

View the complete list of Dr. Cheryl Trueman’s scientific publications on Google Scholar.

Recent Industry & Extension Publications and Reports:

Page reviewed 03/06/2018