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Wally, Owen S.D., Ph.D.

Research scientist - Field crop pathology

Contact Information:

2585 County Rd. 20
Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
Telephone: 519-738-1293

Areas of Expertise:

  • Diseases of soybeans and edible beans
  • Invasive pathogen detection
  • Molecular and Biochemical Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogen Interactions
  • Epidemiology
  • Fungal disease complexes

Current Projects:

  • Survey and management of Soybean root diseases in Eastern Canada
  • Elucidating the roles of individual organisms in the formation of root rot complexes of soybean
  • Survey of population diversity of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario
  • Development of Sudden Death Syndrome resistant food-grade soybeans
  • Screening of MG1 and MG2 soybean varieties for Sudden Death Syndrome resistance


  • Member, Ontario Pulse Committee
  • Member, Ontario Soybean and Canola Committee
  • Member, Canadian Phytopathological Society
  • Member, American Phytopathological Society

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