Dr Ann-Charlotte Wallenhammar is agronomist with a background as advisor in crop production. She received her PhD in Plant Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 1999, with the thesis entitled “Monitoring and control of Plasmodiophora brassicae in Spring Oilseed rape”.
She assessed injuries of clubroot in Swedish canola fields in 1984, and has since been leading numerous research projects in this topic.Ann-Charlotte has a great interest particularly in soil borne diseases and developing detection methods for diseases in oilseed rape. In a successful collaboration project a quantitative DNA- based method was developed in 2006 for detection of P. brassicae. At present a project aiming at developing a concept for integrated control of club root in winter OSR crops supported by DNA-technology is ongoing. Her research in oilseed rape also includes development of molecular tools to improve risk assessment of white mold caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
She is a member of the International Clubroot Working Group and GCIRC and has participated on many occasions in international meetings around the world. She recently participated as expert in EiP-agri Focus Group IPM practices for soilborne dieases.
Ann-Charlotte Wallenhammar is currently a Research Manager at the Rural Economy and Agricultural Society, Örebro; Sweden and was employed as Senior Scientist at SLU, Department of Soil and Environment, Section for Precision Agriculture, Skara, 2009-2015.