Chris Gillard

Chris Gillard
Associate Professor



519-674-1500 x63632


B.Sc. University of Guelph;
M.Sc. University of Guelph


Ridgetown Campus


106 RIDG

Dry beans have been a niche crop in Ontario for decades, typically offering high returns for a high level of management. My role is to shape the management techniques for this crop and provide the greatest returns for the grower.


For potential graduate students or partners:

I am looking for students/partners interested in applied pest management and agronomy research in field crops. Specific research questions include the impact of soybean cyst nematode on dry bean market classes, and the interaction of multiple stresses in dry beans. Experience in pest management and Canadian production agriculture would be useful. For more information, please email me.


PLNT*6240 (W) Colloquium in Crop Production & Management

Relevant Links:

Selected Publications:

Goudis, L., C. Trueman, T. Baute, R. Hallett and C.L. Gillard. (2016). Insecticide Efficacy and Timing for Control of Western Bean Cutworm in Dry and Snap Beans. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109 (1): 188-194.

McCreary, C., D. Depuydt, R. Vyn and C.L. Gillard. (2016). Fungicide efficacy of dry bean white mold [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, causal organism] and economic analysis at moderate to high disease pressure. Crop Protection. 82: 75-81.

LeClair, E., R. Conner, D. Robinson, C.L. Gillard. (2015). Transmission of anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum) in dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with artificial and natural inoculum in a wet and dry canopy. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 95 (5): 913-921.

Mahoney, K., R. Vyn and C.L. Gillard. (2015). The effect of pyraclostrobin on soybean plant health, yield, and profitability in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 95 (2): 285-292.

Friesen, A., R. Conner, D. Robinson, W. Barton and C.L. Gillard. (2014). Effect of Microwave Radiation on Dry Bean Seed Infected with Colletotrichum lindemuthianum with and without the Use of Chemical Seed Treatment. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 94 (8): 1-12.