Percy T. W. Wong


Dr. Percy T. W. Wong is an Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney (Camden Campus), NSW, Australia. He is an eminent plant pathologist and mycologist specializing in soil-borne fungal pathogens. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons) degree and his Doctorate in Plant Pathology from the University of Sydney. He was employed by the NSW Department of Agriculture (1972-2006) as Principal Research Scientist and worked on the etiology, biology and management (especially biological control) of several diseases of field crops and pastures. During 1980-1981, he was Visiting Professor at Colorado State University and the first person to identify the soil-borne pathogen Gaeumannomyces avenae from turfgrass in Colorado. Dr. Wong has been an Honorary Associate (University of Sydney) for many years and Adjunct Associate Professor (University of Western Sydney). He is a Fellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and a member of the Australasian Mycological Society, the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the International Turfgrass Society (ITS). Dr. Wong's interest in turfgrass diseases began in the 1980s; he has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, co-authored one book and written numerous peer-reviewed papers and non-peered extension articles regarding plant pathogens and diseases in national and international journals.