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Menzies, James, Ph.D.

Plant Pathologist

Contact Information:

195 Dafoe Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M9
Telephone: 204-983-5714
Fax: 204-983-4604
Email: jim.menzies@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • plant nutrition and disease
  • ecology
  • plant pathology
  • cereals
  • ergot
  • smut
  • host resistance to disease
  • cultural
  • biological
  • powdery mildews
  • Assist in the development of new crop cultivars with effective resistance to floral fungal pathogens, increase our understanding of the epidemiology and ecology of crop pathogens using traditional and molecular techniques
  • Identification and characterization of effective resistances to floral diseases of cereals (smuts and ergot)
  • Develop cultural and biological methods to reduce the impact of crop diseases.

Current Projects:

  • Development of methods to measure disease intensity and evaluate pathogen, insect and weed populations (in seeds, crop residues, etc.)
  • Determine the incidence and severity of biotic stresses on cereals to monitor existing and emerging issues.
  • Identify and quantify environmental and cultural factors that influence pest status
  • Assessment of crop varieties to cope with biotic agents and determine the risks to crop production.
  • Determination of biotypes-pests and diseases of cereals (i.e. virulence phenotypes, races, pesticide resistant isolates) in pest populations.

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University Laval
  • President Elect, Canadian Phytopathological Society

Research publications

2018

  • Legge, W.G., Badea, A., Tucker, J.R., Fetch, T.G., Banik, M., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., Martin, R.A., Choo, T.M., Blackwell, B.A., Savard, M.E. (2018). AAC goldman barley, 98(5), 1203-1211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0361

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch, T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J.A., Fernandez, M.R., Despins, T., Niziol, D. (2013). Cardale hard red spring wheat, 93(2), 307-313. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-236
  • Fox, S.L., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch, T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J.A., Fernandez, M.R., Despins, T., Lukow, O., Niziol, D. (2013). Shaw hard red spring wheat, 93(2), 299-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-137
  • Gaudet, D.A., Puchalski, B.J., Despins, T., McCartney, C., Menzies, J.G., Graf, R.J. (2013). Seeding date and location affect winter wheat infection by common bunt (Tilletia tritici and T. laevis) in western Canada, 93(3), 483-489. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-176
  • Gnanesh, B.N., Mitchell Fetch, J., Menzies, J.G., Beattie, A.D., Eckstein, P.E., McCartney, C.A. (2013). Chromosome location and allele-specific PCR markers for marker-assisted selection of the oat crown rust resistance gene Pc91, 32(3), 679-686. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-013-9900-6
  • Humphreys, D.G., Townley-Smith, T.F., Czarnecki, E., Lukow, O.M., McCallum, B., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., Menzies, J., Brown, D., Fox, S.L. (2013). Snowstar hard white spring wheat, 93(1), 143-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-146
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Rezac, N., and others (2013). "Fine mapping of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013.
  • Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Bizimungu, B., Fetch, J.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., Savard, M.E., Choo, T.M. (2013). Cerveza barley, 93(3), 557-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-299
  • Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Bizimungu, B., Tekauz, A., Fetch, T.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Turkington, T.K., Martin, R.A., Choo, T.M., Vigier, B.J., Blackwell, B.A., Savard, M.E. (2013). Taylor barley, 93(5), 969-977. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-126
  • Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Fetch, T.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., Savard, M.E. (2013). Major barley, 93(2), 291-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-248
  • Thomas, J., Fox, S., McCallum, B., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., Menzies, J., Wise, I., Smith, M., Despins, T., Niziol, D., Humphreys, G., Brown, D. (2013). Vesper hard red spring wheat, 93(2), 315-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-233

2012

  • Arsenault-Labrecque, G., Menzies, J.G., Bélanger, R.R. (2012). Effect of silicon absorption on soybean resistance to Phakopsora pachyrhizi in different cultivars, 96(1), 37-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-11-0376
  • Fox, S.L., Lamb, R.J., McKenzie, R.I.H., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., Townley-Smith, T.F., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J., Fernandez, M.R., Despins, T., Lukow, O.M., and Niziol, D. (2012). "Registration of ‘Fieldstar’ Hard Red Spring Wheat.", Journal of Plant Registrations, 6(2), pp. 161-168. doi : 10.3198/jpr2011.06.0329crc
  • Gaudet, D.A. and Menzies, J.G. (2012). "Common Bunt of Wheat: an Old Foe Remains a Current Threat.", in Sharma, I. (ed.) - Disease Resistance in Wheat. CABI Plant Protection Series, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 11, pp. 220-235.
  • Knox, R.E. and Menzies, J.G. (2012). "Resistance in Wheat to Loose Smut.", in Sharma, I. (ed.) - Disease Resistance in Wheat. CABI Plant Protection Series, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 9, pp. 160-189.

2011

  • Fetch Jr., T.G., McCallum, B.D., Menzies, J.G., Rashid, K.Y., and Tenuta, A.U. (2011). "Rust diseases in Canada.", Prairie Soils and Crops, 4, pp. 87-96.
  • Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Bizimungu, B., Tekauz, A., Noll, J.S., Fetch, T.G., Menzies, J.G., Haber, S., Savard, M.E., Vigier, B.J., Choo, T.M., Martin, R.A., Turkington, T.K., Rossnagel, B.G., Harvey, B.L. (2011). Norman barley, 91(6), 1105-1113. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjps2010-020
  • Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Brown, P.D., Ames, N., Chong, J., Fetch, J.G., Haber, S.M., Menzies, J.G., Tekauz, A., Townley-Smith, T.F., Stadnyk, K.D. (2011). Summit oat, 91(4), 787-791. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjps10158
  • Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Brown, P.D., Ames, N., Chong, J., Fetch, T.G., Haber, S.M., Menzies, J.G., Tekauz, A., Townley-Smith, T.F., Stadnyk, K.D. (2011). Stainless oat, 91(2), 357-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS10159

2010

  • Fox, S.L., McKenzie, R.I.H., Lamb, R.J., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., Townley-Smith, T.F., McCallum, B.D., Fetch, T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J.A., Fernandez, M.R., Despins, T., Lukow, O., Niziol, D. (2010). Unity hard red spring wheat, 90(1), 71-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS09024
  • Fox, S.L., Townley-Smith, T.F., Thomas, J.B., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch, T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J.A., Fernandez, M.R., Gaudet, D.A., Noll, J.S. (2010). Harvest hard red spring wheat, 90(4), 503-509. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS09114
  • Humphreys, D.G., Townley-Smith, T.F., Leisle, D., McCallum, B., Gaudet, D., Gilbert, J., Menzies, J. (2010). Napoleon Amber Durum wheat, 90(6), 863-867. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS10024
  • Humphreys, D.G., Townley-Smith, T.F., Lukow, O., McCallum, B., Gaudet, D., Gilbert, J., Fetch, T., Menzies, J., Brown, D., Czarnecki, E. (2010). Burnside extra strong hard red spring wheat, 90(1), 79-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS09100
  • Menzies, J.G., Ehret, D.L., Chérif, M., and Bélanger, R.R. (2010). "Plant-related silicon research in Canada.", in Datnoff, L.E., Snyder, G.H. and Korndörfer, G.H. (eds.) - Studies in plant science: Volume 8, Silicon in agriculture, Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Chapter 20, pp. 323-341.
  • Menzies, J.G., Nielsen, J., Thomas, P.L. (2010). The conservation of Ustilago tritici in infected seed, 32(1), 108-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661003594125
  • Menzies, J.G., Steffenson, B.J., Kleinhofs, A. (2010). A resistance gene to ustilago nuda in barley is located on chromosome 3H, 32(2), 247-251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661003739977
  • Townley-Smith, T.F., Humphreys, D.G., Czarnecki, E., Lukow, O.M., McCallum, B.M., Fetch, T.G., Gilbert, J.A., Menzies, J.G., Brown, P.D. (2010). Superb hard red spring wheat, 90(3), 347-352. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS09087

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Pozniak, C.J., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Menzies, J.G., Jordan, M.C., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2016). "High resolution mapping of the stem rust resistance gene SrCad.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.

2015

  • Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Menzies, J.G., and McCartney, C. (2015). "Genetic mapping and marker development for high-throughput marker-assisted breeding for Ug99 stem rust resistance gene SrCad/Sr42.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., Hiebert, C.W., McCallum, B.D., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Pozniak, C.J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2015). "Targeting high impact wheat resistance genes for leaf rust, Ug99 stem rust and wheat midge.", Canadian Wheat Alliance Annual Science and Business Meeting (Invited), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-16, 2015. (Presentation)
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Pozniak, C.J., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., and Jordan, M.C. (2015). "Progress towards sequencing the leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", 9th International Wheat Conference 2015, Sydney, Australia, September 20-25, 2015.
  • Menzies, J.G., Xue, A.G., Dueck, R., and Gruenke, J. (2015). "Virulence of Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae in Canada, 2010 to 2013.", 14th International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Helsingør, Denmark, July 5-8, 2015, pp. 95. (Abstract)
  • Menzies, J.G., Xue, A.G., Gruenke, J., Dueck, R., Saramaga, C., Popovic, Z., and Dykstra, T. (2015). "Crown rust of oat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario in 2013.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 103-105.

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)
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2014). "Fine Mapping of the Wheat Leaf Rust Resistance Gene Lr16.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014.
  • Menzies, J.G., Xue, A.G., Gruenke, J., Dueck, R., Saramaga, C., Popovic, Z., and Thomson, S. (2014). "Crown rust of oat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and eastern Canada in 2013.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 94, pp. 132-134.

2013

  • Hiebert, C.W., Spielmeyer, W., McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Fetch Jr., T.G., You, F.M., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Stem rust resistance - two approaches.", 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS), Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013, Invited presentation.
  • Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., Zegeye, T., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCartney, C.A. (2013). "Molecular Diagnosis of SrCad and Sr42 resistance genes.", North American Cereal Rust Workers Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, March 20, 2013.
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2013). "Fine mapping of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS), Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013. (Poster)
  • McCartney, C.A., Gaudet, D.A., Knox, R.E., and Menzies, J.G. (2013). "QTL Analysis of Common Bunt Resistance in the ‘Kenyon’/86ISMN 2137 Mapping Population.", XXI Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Cabral, A.L., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fellers, J.P., Rezac, N., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Molecular Analysis of the Lr16 Locus.", North American Cereal Rust Workers Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, March 20, 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)
  • Menzies, J.G., Xue, A.G., Gruenke, J., Dueck, R., Saramaga, C., Popovic, Z., and Stern, A. (2013). "Crown rust of oat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario in 2010.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 93, pp. 112-113.
  • Menzies, J.G., Xue, A.G., Gruenke, J., Dueck, R., Saramaga, C., Popovic, Z., and Thomson, S. (2013). "Crown rust of oat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Eastern Canada in 2011.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 93, pp. 114-115.

2012

  • 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)
  • Humphreys, D.G., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Gilbert, J., Menzies, J.G., Townley-Smith, T.F., and Lukow, O.M. (2012). "Development of hard white spring wheat for Western Canada.", 2012 American Society of Agronomy, Cincinnati, OH, USA. (Poster)
  • Knox, R.E., Hucl, P.J., Cuthbert, R.D., Singh, A.K., Clarke, F.R., DePauw, R.M., Pozniak, C.J., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Clarke, J.M., Randhawa, H.S., Spaner, D.M., McCartney, C., Gaudet, D.A., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J.R., Fetch Jr., T.G., McCallum, B.D., and Brûlé-Babel, A.L. (2012). "Phenomics.", Canadian Triticum Advancement through Genomics (CTAG) annual meeting 2014, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
  • Menzies, J.G., Popovic, Z., Saramaga, C., Dueck, R., Gruenke, J., and Thomson, S. (2012). "Cereal smut surveys, 2011.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 92, pp. 76.

2011

  • Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Thomas, J.B., Hiebert, C.W., McCartney, C.A., Lukow, O.M., and Niziol, D. (2011). "Breeding for Canada’s premier wheat marker class: Canadian Western Red Spring.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Menzies, J.G., Popovic, Z., Saramaga, C., and Stern, A. (2011). "Cereal smut surveys, 2010.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 91, pp. 74.

2010

  • Knox, R.E., Campbell, H., Menzies, J.G., Popovic, Z., Procunier, J.D., Clarke, J.M., DePauw, R.M., and Singh, A.K. (2010). "Quantitative trait loci for loose smut resistance (Ustilago tritici) in wheat (Triticum aestivum).", XVI Biennial Workshop on the Smuts and Bunts, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, June 14-18, 2010.
  • Menzies, J.G., Popovic, Z., Saramaga, C., and Wong, B.B. (2010). "Cereal smut surveys, 2009", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 90, pp. 74-75.

2009

  • Menzies, J.G. (2009 Internal). 2007 Western Cooperative Oat Test - Disease Reaction Report. 2009 Prairie Grain Development Committee meeting, Winnipeg, February 2009. (Report)
  • Menzies, J.G., Wong, B.B., Popovic, Z., and Saramaga, C. (2009). "Cereal Smut Surveys, 2008.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 89, pp. 66.
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