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Dr. Cheryl Trueman

Degrees

  • 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 disease and insect pests of field vegetables 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 delay the evolution of pesticide resistance.

Recent or Current Projects

  • Management of bacterial spot on field tomato, pumpkins, and squash: identification of pathways of transmission, host resistance on foliage and fruit, evaluation of nanoparticles and other bactericides
  • Management of Cercospora leaf spot of sugarbeet: integration of host resistance and fungicide programs, identification of alternative crop protection tools, influence of deposition aids and water volume on fungicide efficacy, improve understanding of initial inoculum sources of Cercospora beticola, fungicide insensitivity monitoring
  • Integration of host resistance and fungicides for management of cucurbit downy mildew
  • Spore trap surveillance of Phytophthora infestans to identify high-risk periods for late blight in field tomatoes

Research Technician

Kevin Dufton

519-674-1500 Ext. 63642

duftonk@uoguelph.ca

Graduate Students

Christine Dervaric

M.Sc. Candidate

Department of Plant Agriculture

cdervari@uoguelph.ca

Joseph Tomecek

M.Sc. Candidate

Department of Plant Agriculture

tomecekj@uoguelph.ca

Refereed Publications

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

Recent Extension Publications

Recent Extension Recordings

  • Trueman, C.L. (April 14, 2021). From cradle to crate: bacterial diseases of tomato. The Vegetable Beet, season 2, episode 7. Great Lakes Vegetable Producer’s Network. Broadcast via Zoom. Recording available at www.buzzsprout.com/1038118/8336283-from-cradle-to-crate-bacterial-diseases-of-tomato
  • Trueman, C.L. (2021) Wireworm management with in-furrow insecticides. 45th Annual Tomato Day. January 28, 2021. Virtual Meeting. youtu.be/6IPJYycFr7s
  • Trueman, C.L. (2021) Oxidate 2.0 for tomato transplant sanitation. 45th Annual Tomato Day. January 28, 2021. Virtual Meeting. youtu.be/6IPJYycFr7s
  • Trueman, C.L. (2021) In-furrow neonicotinoid alternatives for Colorado potato beetle. 45th Annual Tomato Day. January 28, 2021. Virtual Meeting. youtu.be/6IPJYycFr7s
  • Trueman, C.L., Mason, K., Egel, D. (June 17, 2020). Predicting pest pressure. The Vegetable Beet, season 1, episode 7. Great Lakes Vegetable Producer’s Network. Broadcast live via Zoom. Recording available at www.buzzsprout.com/1038118/4237739-predicting-pest-pressure

Recent Technical Reports

Last Modified: July 29, 2021