Stobbs, Lorne, MSc., PhD.

Plant Virologist, Researcher in Charge (RIC) Vineland Site of SCPFRC


Contact Information:

Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre
Vineland Station, Ontario LOR 2E0
Telephone: 905-562-4113 #241
Fax: 905-562-4335
Email: lorne.stobbs@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Virus detection, characterization
  • Viral epidemiology
  • Bacteria and phytoplasma diseases of grapevine

Current Projects:

  • Determination of the host range of plum pox virus, pepino mosaic virus, and cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in native plant species and means of spread.
  • Assessment of factors determining natural transmission of PPV and its movement within infected Prunus species.
  • Development, evaluation and field testing of a direct real time PCR assay for the detection of yellows diseases of grapevine.
  • Study of the seasonal distribution of yellows diseases of grapevine and assessment of the impact of these diseases on the grapevine industry.
  • Collaborate on studies on leafhopper transmission of yellows diseases of grapevine, including the identification and distribution of vector species, and evaluate potential bio-control strategies.
  • Evaluation of disinfectants for control of plant viruses in greenhouses.

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct appointment, Dept. Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines.
  • Numerous Government and Industry Advisory Committees.

Research Publications:

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

2015

2014

2010

  • Stobbs, L.W. (2010). "Detection of plant viruses with ELISA and other protein based technologies.", in Wang, A. (ed.) - Principles and Practice of Advanced Technology in Plant Virology, Research Signpost, Kerala, India, Chapter 1, pp. 1-38.

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Saguez, J., Olivier, C.Y., Lasnier, J., Hamilton, A., Stobbs, L.W., and Vincent, C. (2015). Biology and integrated management of leafhoppers and phytoplasma diseases in vineyards of eastern Canada. Technical Bulletin A59-32/2015E-PDF, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 67 p.

2014

  • Olivier, C.Y., Stobbs, L.W., Lasnier, J., Saguez, J., and Vincent, C. (2014). "Phytoplasma diseases in Ontario vineyards: Review and future projects.", Ontario Pest Management Conference, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, November 13, 2014.

2013

  • Stobbs, L.W., Hunter, D.M., Samara, R., Lowery, T., Lowery, D.T., and Sanfaçon, H. (2013). "Progress in Epidemiological Research on Plum Pox Virus.", The Tender Fruit Grape Vine (for Commercial Fruit Growers), 17(5), pp. 5-6. (Newsletter)

2012

  • Lowery, D.T., Stobbs, L.W., Vickers, P.M., Bittner, L.A., and Greig, N. (2012). "Factors Affecting the Detection, Transmission and Management of Plum Pox Virus.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Olivier, C.Y., Saguez, J., Galka, B., Stobbs, L.W., Lowery, D.T., and Vincent, C. (2012). "Prevalence of phytoplasma diseases in Canadian vineyards.", 24th International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012) and International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) Global Symposium, Daegu, South Korea, August 19-25, 2012, PS4TH066. (Poster)

2011

  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Johnson, R., Green, M., Vincent, C., Saguez, J., Stobbs, L.W., and Greig, N. (2011). "Potential BN vectors in Canadian vineyards and their feeding behaviour on grapevines.", 2nd European Bois Noir Workshop, Castelbrando, Cison Di Valmarini, TV, Italy, February 27-March 1, 2011, pp. 111. (Poster)
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Vincent, C., Saguez, J., and Stobbs, L.W. (2011). "Biodiversity of Aster Yellow phytoplasma strains in Macrosteles quadrilineatus in Canada, based on the 16Sr gene sequencing.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and Acadian Entomological Society, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011, pp. 76. (Presentation)

2010

  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Saguez, J., Lasnier, J., Vincent, C., Stobbs, L.W., and Lowery, D.T. (2010). "Why phytoplasma infection in leafhopper population is only correlated with grapevine yellow incidence in vineyards from Québec?", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Saguez, J., Vincent, C., Lowery, D.T., Stobbs, L.W., Whybourne, K.J., Bittner, L.A., Xiansheng, C., Lasnier, J., and Floate, K.D. (2010). "Les jaunisses à phytoplasmes dans les vignobles Canadiens: état de l’art.", VII Conférence Internationale Francophone d'Entomologie (CIFE 2010), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium, July 5-10, 2010.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Saguez, J., Vincent, C., Lowery, D.T., Stobbs, L.W., Whybourne, K.J., Bittner, L.A., and Xiansheng, C. (2010). "Les jaunisses à phytoplasmes dans les vignobles Canadiens - Passés, présents et futurs projets de recherche.", VII Conférence Internationale Francophone d'Entomologie (CIFE 2010), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium, July 5-10, 2010.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Saguez, J., Vincent, C., Lowery, D.T., Stobbs, L.W., Whybourne, K.J., Bittner, L.A., and Xiansheng, C. (2010). "Les jaunisses à phytoplasmes dans les vignobles canadiens - Passés, présents et futurs projets de recherche.", Entomologie faunistique, 63(3), pp. 87-90.

2009

  • Stobbs, L.W., Whybourne, K.J., Olivier, C.Y., and Lowery, D.T. (2009). Increasing Incidence of X-Disease in Ontario., Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Toronto, ON, Canada.
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