Dr. Bruce Gossen graduated with a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. Since then, he has been employed as a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, specializing in management of diseases of field crops. Over the course of his career, he has worked on disease management of forages and turf, cereals, pulse crops, canola and even vegetables. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals based on this work, has had a leadership role in many professional organizations, including a term as president of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and has received numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Harvest Award from AAFC and the Award for Outstanding Research from the Canadian Phytopathological Society. He currently leads studies on clubroot of canola and on root rot of field pea funded largely through the Science Clusters of Growing Forward 2.