Dr. Allen Xue

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Research Scientist

I am a plant pathologist with the Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario. My research focuses on field crop disease surveillance and detection of new species or virulence strains of pathogens causing economically important diseases in Eastern Canada such as cereal rusts, powdery mildew and Fusarium head blight (FHB), and identification and development of disease-resistant germplasms and effective biological and integrated disease management strategies.

Current research and/or projects

-Co-investigator. Breeding, genomics and agronomy research to improve oat yield and quality. ASP-001 CFCRA Oat, CAP-CFCRA, 2018-2023.

-Co-investigator. Biological control and management of Fusarium head blight and associated diseases in organic grain production. ASC-13 Organic Cluster, 2018-2023.

-Co-investigator. Breeding barley for high yield and resistance to Fusarium head blight for Eastern Canada. ASC-011-Barley Cluster, CAP-CFCRA, 2018-2023.

-Co-investigator. Improve Fusarium head blight resistance in oat, a new threat to the Canadian agriculture industry. AAFC A-base, 2019-2022.

-Co-investigator. Toward a Prairie Biovigilance Network. AAFC A-base, 2021-2026.

Research and/or project statements

-Develop screening techniques and identify new sources of resistance to FHB, powdery mildew and rusts in wheat, barley and oat.

-Conduct annual cereal crop disease surveys and monitor pathogen population dynamics and virulence profiles of economically important crop diseases for Eastern Canada.

-Develop effective biological and integrated disease management strategies for FHB of small grain cereals and root rots of soybean.

Professional activities / interests

-Host resistance, pathogenic variation and disease monitoring.

-Biological control and integrated disease management strategies.

-Mentoring graduate students and supervising post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists.

Education and awards

-Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of Guelph, 1990. -NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Lacombe Research and Development Centre, AAFC, 1992.

-Gold Harvest Award for Innovation, Collaboration and Service Excellence, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2015.

-Achievements in Plant Disease Management Award, Canadian Phytopathological Society, 2015.

International experience and/or work

-Served as Editorial Board Member, Soybean Science, 2010-2019.

Key publications

  1. Xue, A.G. and Chen, Y.-Y. (2015). "Diseases of barley in central and eastern Ontario in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 78-79.

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  2. Marchand, G., Yan, M., Giorgetti, C., Wang, X., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Evaluation of vertical and horizontal resistance to Phytophthora root and stem rot in Canadian short-season soybean cultivars.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, pp. 316-317.

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  3. Marchand, G., Giorgetti, C., Yan, M., Cober, E.R., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Pathogenicity of Pythium species to soybean and resistance in a Canadian short-season cultivar set.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 459. (Abstract)

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  4. Jin, X., Chi, D., Zhang, B., Xue, A.G., Cao, W., and Fedak, G. (2015). "Wheat germplasm development by gene pyramiding for resistance to Ug99.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 163-164.

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  5. Kora, C. and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Advances in integrated management of Fusarium head blight in wheat.", 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium IPM: Solutions for a Changing World, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, March 23-26, 2015, pp. 104. (Abstract)

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  6. Xue, A.G., Chen, Y.H., Marchand, G., Guo, W., Ren, C.Z., Savard, M.E., and McElroy, A.R. (2015). "Timing of inoculation and Fusarium species affect the severity of Fusarium head blight on oat.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, pp. 548. (Abstract)

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  7. 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.

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  8. Xue, A.G., Chen, Y.H., Marchand, G., Zhang, S.Z., Cober, E.R., and Tenuta, A.U. (2015). "Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario during 2010 – 2012.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, pp. 314. (Abstract)

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  9. 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)

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  10. Chen, D., Hu, X.S., Wang, X., Deschiffart, I., Sparry, H., Xue, A.G., Chen, Y.Y., Langille, L., Dion, Y., McCallum, B.D., Voldeng, H.D., and Khanizadeh, S. (2015). "Agronomic performance and susceptibility of selected spring wheat lines to fusarium head blight and leaf rust in Eastern Canada.", Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment (JFAE), 13(3&4), pp. 86-89.

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  11. Jin, X., Chi, D., Zhang, B.L., Xue, A.G., Fetch Jr., T.G., Cao, W., and Fedak, G. (2015). "Pyramiding genes Sr33, Sr35, Sr36, SrCad & Sr43 for resistance to Ug99.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 17-20, 2015. (Poster)

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  12. Xue, A.G. and Chen, Y.-Y. (2015). "Diseases of oat in central and eastern Ontario in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 106-107.

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  13. Xue, A.G., Chen, Y.H., Voldeng, H.D., Fedak, G., Längle, T., and Zhang, J.-X. (2015). "Effect of ACM941 biofungicide on prevention and control of fusarium head blight in wheat.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 356. (Abstract)

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  14. Xue, A.G., Marchand, G., Chen, Y.H., Zhang, S.Z., Cober, E.R., and Tenuta, A.U. (2015). "Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario, Canada, 2010 – 2012.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 459. (Abstract)

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  15. Fedak, G., Wolfe, D., Chi, D., Cao, W., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Process of transferring FHB resistance from Thinopyrum elongatum to spring wheat.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 164. (Abstract)

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  16. Yang, Y.W., Chi, D., Cao, W., Zeng, J., Xue, A., Han, F.P., Fedak, G. (2015). Monitoring the introgression of E genome chromosomes into triticale using multicolor GISH. Caryologia, [online] 68(4), 317-322. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00087114.2015.1109925

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  17. Fetch Jr., T.G., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Zegeye, T., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Races of Puccinia graminis on wheat, oat, and barley in Canada in 2009 and 2010.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 37(4), pp. 476-484. doi : 10.1080/07060661.2015.1119735

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  18. Xue, A.G., Marchand, G., Chen, Y., Zhang, S., Cober, E.R., Tenuta, A. (2015). Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario, Canada, 2010-2012. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 37(3), 376-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2015.1052562

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  19. Xue, A.G., Chen, Y., Marchand, G., Guo, W., Ren, C., Savard, M., Mcelroy, A.R.B. (2015). Timing of inoculation and fusarium species affect the severity of fusarium head blight on oat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 95(3), 517-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-300

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  20. Fetch Jr., T.G., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Races of Puccinia graminis on barley, oat, and wheat in Canada in 2007 and 2008.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 37(3), pp. 331-341. doi : 10.1080/07060661.2015.1066865

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

-Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba, 1999-2005.

-Associated graduate faculty, University of Guelph, 2009-2020.

Language

English