Mitchell Fetch, Jennifer, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

2701 Grand Valley Road, Brandon Research Centre
P.O. Box 1000A, R.R. #3
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5Y3
Telephone: 204-578-6601
Fax: 204-578-6524
Email: jennifer.mitchellfetch@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • agronomics
  • quality
  • milling
  • selection
  • crossing
  • oat
  • breeding systems for oat
  • yield
  • disease resistance
  • disease resistance
  • milling
  • breeding systems for oat
  • oat
  • crossing
  • selection
  • quality
  • yield
  • agronomics

Current Projects:

  • Discovery, development and release of milling, feed and forage quality oats with improved nutritional quality and reduced business risk for production in a sustainable cropping system in western Canada.
  • Breeding Oat Cultivars for the Rust-Prone Areas of the Canadian Prairies

Affiliations:

  • Member American Society of Agronomy
  • Member Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • CSGA Recongnized Plant Breeder
  • Member Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

  • Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y.-F., Smith, C.A.S., Bekele, W.A., Babiker, E., Gnanesh, B.N., Foresman, B., Blanchard, S., Jay, J., Reid, R.W., Wight, C.P., Chao, S., Oliver, R.E., Islamovic, E., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Beattie, A.D., Bjørnstad, A., Bonman, J.M., Langdon, T., Howarth, C.J., Brouwer, C., Jellen, E.N., Klos, K.E., Poland, J., Hseih, T.-F., Brown, R., Jackson, E.W., Schlueter, J.A., and Tinker, N.A. (2016). "A consensus map in cultivated hexaploid oat reveals conserved grass synteny with substantial sub-genome rearrangement.", Plant Genome, pp. 1-35. doi : 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102
  • Klos, K.E., Huang, Y.-F., Bekele, W.A., Obert, D.E., Babiker, E., Beattie, A.D., Bjørnstad, A., Bonman, J.M., Carson, M.L., Chao, S., Gnanesh, B.N., Grifiths, I., Harrison, S.A., Howarth, C.J., Hu, G., Ibrahim, A.A., Islamovic, E., Jackson, E.W., Jannink, J.-L., Kolb, F.L., McMullen, M.S., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Murphy, J.P., Ohm, H.W., Rines, H.W., Rossnagel, B.G., Schlueter, J.A., Sorrells, M.E., Wight, C.P., Yan, W., and Tinker, N.A. (2016). "Population genomics related to adaptation in elite oat germplasm.", Plant Genome. doi : 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103

2015

2014

  • Cabral, A.L., Gnanesh, B.N., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., McCartney, C.A., Fetch Jr., T.G., Park, R.F., Menzies, J.G., McCallum, B.D., Nanaiah, G.K., and Goyal, A. (2014). "Oat Fungal Diseases and the Application of Molecular Marker Technology for Their Control.", in Goyal, A. and Manoharachary, C. - Future Challenges in Crop Protection Against Fungal Pathogens, Fungal Biology, Springer Science + Business Media, pp. 343-358.
  • Gnanesh, B.N., McCartney, C.A., Eckstein, P.E., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Menzies, J.G., and Beattie, A.D. (2014). "Genetic analysis and molecular mapping of a seedling crown rust resistance gene in oat.", Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), 128(2), pp. 247-258. doi : 10.1007/s00122-014-2425-5
  • Gnanesh, B.N., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Zegeye, T., McCartney, C.A., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2014). "Oat.", in Pratap, A. and Kumar, J. (eds.) - Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants, Volume 2, Springer Science + Business Media, pp. 51-73.
  • Lin, Y., Gnanesh, B.N., Chong, J., Chen, G., Beattie, A.D., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Kutcher, H.R., Eckstein, P.E., Menzies, J.G., Jackson, E.W., and McCartney, C.A. (2014). "A major quantitative trait locus conferring adult plant partial resistance to crown rust in oat.", BMC Plant Biology, 14(250), pp. 11 pages. doi : 10.1186/s12870-014-0250-2
  • Yan, W., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., and Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2014). "Breeding for ideal milling oats.", in Chu, Y. (ed.) - Oats Nutrition and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

2013

2011

2010

2009

  • Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Brown, P.D., Duguid, S.D., Ames, N.P., Chong, J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Haber, S.M., Menzies, J.G., and Stadnyk, K.D. (2009). "Jordan oat.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 89(1), pp. 67-71. doi : 10.4141/CJPS08095
  • Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Kibite, S., Chong, J., Clayton, G.W., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., and Turkington, T.K. (2009). "Lee Williams hulless oat.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 89(4), pp. 665-669. doi : 10.4141/CJPS08197
  • Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Kibite, S., Clayton, G.W., Turkington, T.K., Chong, J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Haber, S.M., Menzies, J.G., and Ames, N.P. (2009). "Lu Oat.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 89(4), pp. 671-675. doi : 10.4141/CJPS08193

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y.F., Smith, S.M., Reid, R.W., Babiker, E., Nanjappa, G., Foresman, B., Blanchard, S., Jay, J., Wight, C.P., Oliver, R., Chao, S., Islamovic, E., Klos, K.E., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Bonman, J.M., Brouwer, C., Jellen, E.N., Poland, J., Hsieh, T.-F., Brown, R., Lutz, J.D., Jackson, E.D., Tinker, N.A., and Schlueter, J.A. (2015). "Ode to an Oat: Theme and Variations on a Map.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, Abstracts at: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Session2675.html.
  • Entz, M.H., Kirk, A.P., Vaisman, I., Fox, S.L., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Hobson, D., Jensen, H.R., and Rabinowicz, J. (2015). "Farmer participation in plant breeding for Canadian organic crop production: implications for adaptation to climate uncertainty.", Agriculture and Climate Change - Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty (AGRI 2015), Procedia Environmental Sciences 29 (2015) 238–239.
  • Kaur, J., Kumar, S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Burt, A.J., and Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2015). "Prevalence of Sr2 in Canadian wheat varieties using molecular markers.", Botany 2015 Joint Conference: Science and plants for people, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Kaur, J., Kumar, S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Burt, A.J., and Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2015). "Prevalence of Sr2 in Canadian wheat varieties using molecular markers.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.

2014

  • Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y.F., Smith, S.M., Schneider, A., Reid, R.W., Babiker, E., Nanjappa, G., Foresman, B., Blanchard, S., Jay, J., Wight, C.P., Chao, S., Islamovic, E., Klos, K.E., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Bonman, J.M., Brouwer, C., Jellen, E.N., Poland, J., Hsieh, T.-F., Brown, R., Lutz, J.D., Jackson, E.D., Oliver, R., Tinker, N.A., and Schlueter, J.A. (2014). "A shiny new state-of-the-art oat consensus map: where to next?", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.
  • Gnanesh, B.N., McCartney, C.A., Lin, Y., Beattie, A.D., Chong, J., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Kutcher, H.R., Eckstein, P.E., Jackson, E.W., Menzies, J.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2014). "A major QTL for Adult Plant Crown Rust Resistance in Oat.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014. (Poster)
  • Marquez, B.K., Wight, C.P., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Beattie, A.D., Johnson, D.A., Poland, J., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "Genotyping-by-sequencing facilitates whole genome visualization of Canadian oat cultivars.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.
  • Wight, C.P., McMullen, M.P., Gusmini, G., Lazo, G.R., Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Jannink, J.-L., Sorrells, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "The Oat Newsletter: where we’ve been and where we’re going.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, Full presentation published at: http://aowc.ca/AOWC2014_presentations.html.

2013

  • McCartney, C.A., Lin, Y., Gnanesh, B.N., Beattie, A.D., Chong, J., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Kutcher, H.R., Eckstein, P.E., Jackson, E.W., Menzies, J.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2013). "Mapping Adult Plant Crown Rust Resistance in Oat.", Canadian Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 16-19, 2013. (Poster)

2012

  • Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Yan, W., Ames, N.P., Rossnagel, B.G., Herrmann, M., Molnar, S.J., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Miller, S.S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Chong, J., Martin, R.A., Tekauz, A., Haber, S.M., Savard, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Prospects of whole genome selection in oat using high throughput genetic markers.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Gnanesh, B.N., McCartney, C.A., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Menzies, J.G., Beattie, A.D., and Eckstein, P.E. (2012). "Development and application of KASPar markers for marker-assisted selection of the Pc91 oat crown rust resistance gene.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 2012 Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, O-30. (Presentation)
  • Gnanesh, B.N., McCartney, C.A., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Menzies, J.G., Beattie, A.D., and Eckstein, P.E. (2012). "Validation and deployment of breeder-friendly markers for oat crown rust resistance gene Pc91.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Yan, W., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Pageau, D., Martin, R.A., Rowsell, J., Beattie, A.D., and Cummiskey, A. (2012). "Breeding for an "ideal" Milling Oat: Challenges and Strategies.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012.

2011

  • Beattie, A.D., Zhang, X.M., Yajima, W., Dokken-Bouchard, F.L., Tekauz, A., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Martin, R.A., Yan, W., Scoles, G.J., and Rossnagel, B.G. (2011). "Real‐time quantitative PCR in oat FHB resistance breeding.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 67.
  • Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2011). "Prairie Oat Breeding Consortium Tour Notes.", Oat Scoop, 2011(August), pp. 5-6. (Newsletter)

2010

  • Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Molnar, S.J., Yan, W., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., and Tinker, N.A. (2010). "Fine Scale Genetic And Association Mapping Of The Hulless Trait In Cultivated Oat, Avena sativa.", Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 9-13, 2010, P336. (Poster)

2009

  • Tekauz, A. and Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2009). "Testing the WCORT oat entries for reaction to Fusarium head blight.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009. (Poster)
  • Tekauz, A., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., and Savard, M.E. (2009). "Evaluation of oat germplasm for resistance to Fusarium head blight.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009. (Poster)
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