Weed Scientists Recognized by Peers


Profs. Peter Sikkema and Darren Robinson, weed-management specialists in the Department of Plant Agriculture at Ridgetown Campus, were recently honoured by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS), respectively.

Sikkema received WSSA’s most prestigious honour, a Fellow Award.  A U of G faculty member since 2003, he has developed one of North America’s largest field-crop weed-management programs. His innovative approaches to extension include the development of a website designed to help members of the agricultural industry improve weed control and reduce the incidence of crop injury.

Sikkema has written almost 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and given close to 200 oral and poster presentations at scientific conferences.

Robinson received the CWSS Excellence in Weed Science Award. He has published 69 peer-reviewed manuscripts, authored or co-authored three book chapters, supervised or co-supervised 12 graduate students, presented 60 refereed papers at scientific conferences and given 115 extension presentations and 17 short courses.

Robinson has also served on the CWSS board as treasurer, is an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Plant Science and Weed Technology, and has chaired the horticulture and specialty crops section of the annual CWSS meeting.