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O'Gorman, Daniel, M.Sc.

Biologist –Plant Pathology

Contact Information:

4200 Highway 97
Box 5000
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0
Telephone: 250-494-6364 (7458)
Email: daniel.ogorman@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Pathology
  • Molecular Mycology and Phylogenetics
  • Plant pathogen detection and disease diagnostics
  • Tree fruit and grapevine disease: foliar, root and trunk diseases caused by fungi and bacteria
  • Biology, epidemiology and control of fungal and bacterial diseases

Current Projects:

  • Characterization and management of two cherry diseases in the Okanagan: cherry slip-skin and cherry replant disease
  • Grapevine trunk diseases in BC: identification and characterization of the causal agents, epidemiological studies, and development and implementation of effective management strategies
  • Development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tools (DNA-arrays) for detection and identification of grapevine trunk disease fungi

Affiliations:

  • Professional Affiliate: Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Brock University, St.-Catharines Ontario
  • Committee member (plant pathology): British Columbia Plant Protection Advisory Council (BCPPAC) – Tree Fruit Committee

Research publications

2015

2013

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • O'Gorman, D.T., Haag, P., Forge, T.A., and Urbez-Torres, J.R. (2016). "Identification and characterization of the fungal pathogens inhabiting the root zone of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. doi : 10.1080/07060661.2016.1139308 (Abstract)
  • O'Gorman, D.T., Haag, P., Urbez-Torres, J.R., Forge, T.A., Nelson, L.M., and Toivonen, P.M.A. (2016). Characterization and management of two cherry diseases in the Okanagan: cherry slip skin and cherry replant disease. AIP-ASP reporting: BC Cherry Growers Association/Summerland Varieties Corp - Interim Report, January 1,2016. (Report)
  • O`GORMAN D.T. , WALKER M., FRASERJ., BOULE J., ÚRBEZ-TORRES J.R. AND TOIVONEN P. M. 2016. Unravelling cherry slip-skin maceration disorder. BC-CPS meeting 2016 Summerland. Canadian J. of Plant Path. Vol. 38: 533-540
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2016). "Development and assessment of different molecular tools for the detection, identification and quantification of grapevine trunk diseases fungal pathogens and their potential use to develop and implement disease management strategies.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. (Abstract)
  • Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., O'Gorman, D.T., and Forge, T.A. (2016). "Control of Pratylenchus penetrans on sweet cherry using organic soil amendments.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. (Abstract)

2015

  • Toivonen, P.M.A., Cossentine, J.E., O'Gorman, D.T., and Urbez-Torres, J.R. (2015 Confidential). Progress Report for Project ID number J-000378. P020-BCFGA- Canadian Tree Fruit Products Development - Activity 3: Postharvest characterization of apple and sweet cherry quality. (Report)
  • Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., O'Gorman, D.T., and Forge, T.A. (2015). "Control of Pratylenchus penetrans on sweet cherry using organic soil amendments.", Canadian Phytopathological Society BC. Regional Meetings, Abbotsford, BC, October 21, 2015. (Presentation)

2014

  • Boulé, J., Haag, P., Urbez-Torres, J.R., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Identification and characterization of the fungal pathogens associated with fruit tree decline in the Okanagan Valley, BC.", The CPS-BC Regional Meeting, Surrey, BC, Canada, November 2014. (Presentation)
  • O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Sour rot and bunch rot of wine grapes: Chemical and cultural control strategies.", Annual BC Grape Growers meeting, Kaleden BC, Canada, April, 2014. (Presentation)
  • O'Gorman, D.T., Haag, P., Urbez-Torres, J.R., and Toivonen, P.M.A. (2014). Characterization and management of two cherry diseases in the Okanagan: cherry slip skin and cherry replant disease 2014. AIP-ASP reporting: Okanagan Plant Improvement Company (PICO)/Scientist Meeting Agenda – March 26, 2014: PARC-Summerland. (Report)
  • Toivonen, P.M.A., O'Gorman, D.T., and Cossentine, J.E. (2014). Progress Report for Project ID number J-000378. P020-BCFGA-Canadian Tree Fruit Products Development - Activity 3: Postharvest characterization of apple and sweet cherry quality. AIP-ASP reporting: Okanagan Plant Improvement Company (PICO)/Scientist Meeting Agenda – March 26, 2014: PARC-Summerland. (Report)
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Grapevine trunk diseases studies in British Columbia: the status of long known diseases in a young and emerging grape-growing region.", 9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases, Adelaide, Australia, November, 2014, Presentation.
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Grapevine trunk diseases studies in British Columbia: the status of long known diseases in a young and emerging grape-growing region.", Phytipathologia Mediterranea, 53, pp. 565-566.
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Dick, J., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Design, development and implementation of an oligonucleotide array for identification and detection of fungal pathogens responsible for causing youing vine decline.", Phytipathologia Mediterranea, 53, pp. 567. (Abstract)
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Dick, J., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Design, development and implementation of an oligonucleotide array for identification and detection of fungal pathogens responsible for causing young vine decline.", 9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases, Adelaide, Australia, November, 2014, Presentation.

2013

  • Neilsen, G.H., Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., O'Gorman, D.T., and Bissonnette, N. (2013). "Soil and nutrient management in organic orchard production.", ASA/CSSA/SSSA International annual meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, November 3-6, 2013, SSSA division soil fertility and plant nutrition, Abstract 133-9, pp. 103. (Abstract)

2011

  • Neilsen, G.H. and O'Gorman, D.T. (2011). "Using nitrogen fertilizers to increase grape quality; Grapevine trunk diseases.", 2011 CCOVI Annual Lecture Series, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, April 27, 2011. (Presentation)
  • O'Gorman, D.T. (2011). "Grapevine disease in the Okanagan.", BC Grapegrowers’ Association Grower Day and AGM, Kaleden, BC, Canada, March 29, 2011.
  • O'Gorman, D.T. and Haag, P. (2011). "Trunk diseases of wine grapes in the Okanagan Valley.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 91, pp. 152-154.
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Sheepwash, M., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2011). "Current Status of Grapevine Trunk Diseases in British Columbia.", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011.
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Sheepwash, M., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2011). "Grapevine trunk diseases in British Columbia.", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011. (Poster)
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Sheepwash, M., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2011). "Overview of grapevine trunk diseases.", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • O'Gorman, D.T., Haag, P., and Sholberg, P.L. (2010). "First reort of eutypa dieback and other emerging grapevine diseases in the Okanagan Valley.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 90, pp. 158-160.

2009

  • O'Gorman, D.T., Haag, P., and Sholberg, P.L. (2009). "New Diseases Causing Decline of Wine Grapes in the Okanagan Valley.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 89, pp. 140-143.
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