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Fiona Hutton

Cereal and Potato Pathology Lab Manager/Research Technologist

Research Interests

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant pathogen monitoring in cereals and potatoes
  • Fungicide sensitivity
  • Disease resistance and screening
  • Virus identification using Elisa and molecular techniques
  • Early generation seed potato production
  • Plant Micropropagation

Current Projects

  • Monitoring pathogen evolution for sustainable cropping (MonPESC) – DAFM RSF)
  • Development of biosensors for detection of viral and fungal crop pathogens (SCOPE; DAFM – RSF funded)
  • Arable Pathogen Populations – Teagasc funding
  • EUROWHEAT: Fungicide Resistance Network (EURO-RES) C-IPM ERA-NET

Education

  • MSc. University College Dublin 2014

Professional Membership

  •  Society of Irish Plant Pathologists
  • 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