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Fiona Hutton

Plant Pathology Laboratories Manager

Research Interests

  • Plant Pathology
  • Virology
  • Plant pathogen monitoring in cereals and potatoes
  • Fungicide sensitivity
  • Disease resistance and screening
  • Early generation seed potato production
  • Plant Micropropagation

Current Projects

  • WheatSecurity - Identification and sustainable deployment of wheat genetic diversity to enhance the resilience and security of the European food supply.
  • Arable Pathogen Populations - Optimising disease control programmes in Irish arable crops to reflect changing pathogen populations
  • Cereal Pathogen Management - Cereal disease control through targeted pathogen management
  • EndoCrop - Exploiting endophytes from crops and their wild relatives for the control of cereal diseases
  • EURO-RES - EUROWHEAT: Fungicide Resistance Network
  • Future Cereal Disease Control - Designing future cereal disease control programs to reflect changing production systems
  • Optimising Blight Control - Developing late blight control strategies to reflect changing Phytophthora infestans populations

Education

  • MSc. University College Dublin 2014

Professional Membership

  •  Society of Irish Plant Pathologists
  • Steven Kildea, Pierre Hellin, Thies M. Heick, Fiona Hutton (2022). Baseline sensitivity of European Zymoseptoria tritici populations to the complex III respiration inhibitor fenpicoxamid. Pest Management Science. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7067
  • Pierre Hellin, Maxime Duvivier, Thies M Heick, Bart A Fraaije, Charlotte Bataille, Aurélie Clinckemaillie, Anne Legrève, Lise N Jørgensen, Björn Andersson, Berit Samils, Bernd Rodemann, Gunilla Berg, Fiona Hutton, Maxime Garnault, Moussa El Jarroudi, Gilles Couleaud, Steven Kildea (2021). Spatio-temporal distribution of DMI and SDHI fungicide resistance of Zymoseptoria triticithroughout Europe based on frequencies of key target-site alterations. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6601
  • Berit Samils, Björn Andersson, Eva Edin, Malin Elfstrand, Tilman Rönneburg, Diana Bucur, Fiona Hutton, Thies M Heick, Pierre Hellin, Steven Kildea (2021). Development of a PacBio Long-Read Sequencing Assay for High Throughput Detection of Fungicide Resistance in Zymoseptoria tritici. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.692845.
  • Steven Kildea, Liam Sheppard, Mladen Cucak, Fiona Hutton (2021). Detection of virulence to septoria tritici blotch (STB) resistance conferred by the winter wheat cultivar Cougar in the Irish Zymoseptoria tritici population and potential implications for STB control. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13432
  • Pierre Hellin, Maxime Duvivier, Thies M Heick, Bart A Fraaije, Charlotte Bataille, Aurélie Clinckemaillie, Anne Legrève, Lise N Jørgensen, Björn Andersson, Berit Samils, Bernd Rodemann, Gunilla Berg, Fiona Hutton, Maxime Garnault, Moussa El Jarroudi, Gilles Couleaud, Steven Kildea (2021). Spatio-temporal distribution of DMI and SDHI fungicide resistance of Zymoseptoria tritici throughout Europe based on frequencies of key target-site alterations. DOI: 1002/ps.6601
  • S. Kildea, J.J Byrne, M. Cucak, F. Hutton (2020). First report of virulence to the septoria tritici blotch resistance gene Stb16q in the Irish Zymoseptoria tritici population. New Disease Reports 41:13, DOI: 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2020.041.013
  • Kildea, Steven; Bucar, D.E.; Hutton, F.; Rosa, S. de la; Welch, T.E.; Phelan, S. (2019). Prevalence of QoI resistance and mtDNA diversity in the Irish Zymoseptoria tritici population. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Ressearch 58(1):27-33, DOI: 10.2478/ijafr-2019-0004
  • Hutton F., Spink J., Griffin D., Kildea S., Doherty G., Bonner D. and Hunter A. (2015). Distribution and incidence of viruses in Irish seed potato crops. Irish Journal of Agriculture and Food Research Vol. 54.
  • Hutton F, Kildea S, Griffin D, Spink J, Doherty G, Hunter A, (2013). First report of potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease associated with PVY recombinant strains in Ireland. New Disease Reports 28, 12.[http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2013.028.012
  • Kildea, S., Cooke, L. R., Quinn, L., Little, G., Armstrong, C. M., Hutton, F., Griffin, D (2011). The changing potato blight population in Ireland. Potato Research, 54(1):82-83
  • L.R. Cooke, S. Kildea, J. Mehenni-Ciz, L. Quinn, G. Little, F. Hutton, F.M. Perez, K.L. Deahl, D. Griffin (2011). Ongoing changes in the Irish potato late blight population. Proceedings of the Thirteenth EuroBlight Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia 2011
  • S Kildea, L J Dowley, F Hutton and D Griffin (2010). Changes in the Irish Phytophthora infestans population affect potato late blight resistances. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 1, pp 7-7. doi:10.1017/S2040470010001500
  • Kildea S, Cooke LR, Quinn L, Little G, Armstrong C, Hutton F, Dowley LJ and Griffin D (2010). Changes with the Irish potato late blight population. Proceedings of the Twelfth Euroblight Workshop, Arras, France 2010. Special Report No. 14. p147-150.