Daniel O'Gorman

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Biologist

Plant Pathologist working on fungal and bacterial diseases of fruit trees and wine grapes

Current research and/or projects

General research focus is on the diagnostic of fungal and bacterial pathogens of tree fruit and wine grapes; detection and molecular characterization of new and emerging plant pathogens; and the influence on microbial communities on plant health.

Current Projects: 

  • Hot water treatment as an alternative to fumigation to control pests and disease on nursery grown fruit trees
  • Identifying the cause(s) of two emerging Fruit Tree Decline Diseases in Canada
  • Crown Gall Disease of Grapevines: Identification of a biocontrol and sustainable management strategies
  • From nursery to vineyard: implementation of effective management strategies against grapevine trunk diseases in Canada

Education and awards

  • M.Sc. Plant Pathology - Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry - Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Research Branch Achievement Award (2010) for research on "Detection of Plant Pathogens by DNA Macroarray Hybridization”

Key publications

  1. MacDonald JL, Forge T, Hannam K, Judd G, Moffat C, O'Gorman D, Sanfacon H, Xu H. 2020. 'Apple Decline' in the Okanagan Valley. Summerland Research and Development Centre via Instagram and Facebook.

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  2. 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)

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  3. 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)

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  4. 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)

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  5. 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)

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  6. 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

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  7. Forge, T.A., Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., O'Gorman, D.T., Hogue, E.J., and Angers, D.A. (2015). "Organic orchard soil management practices affect soil biology and organic matter.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 1076, pp. 77-84.

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  8. 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)

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  9. 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)

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  10. Uŕbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Bowen, P., Lowery, T., O'Gorman, D.T. (2015). Development of a DNA macroarray for the detection and identification of fungal pathogens causing decline of young grapevines, 105(10), 1373-1388. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-03-15-0069-R

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  11. 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)

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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)

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  15. 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)

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  16. 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)

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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)

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  19. Neilsen, G.H., Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., O'Gorman, D.T., Hogue, E.J., Angers, D.A., and Bissonnette, N. (2013). "Soil management in organic production systems.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 1001, pp. 295-302.

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  20. 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)

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Research facility

4200 Highway #97
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Canada

Affiliations

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

Language

English