- Agronomy of horticultural / medicinal crops
- Integrated pest management
- Crop improvement through standard breeding and molecular techniques
My area of specialization is the agronomy of horticultural/medicinal crops. My research interests include: crop improvement through standard breeding and molecular techniques, micro-climate modification, integrated pest management and various other aspects of the agronomy of potatoes, vegetable crops, spice crops and medicinal plants.
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (Hawaii)
Selected Recent Publications
Alkher, H.A., Islam, M.R., Wijekoon, C.P., Wijekoon, C.P., Kalischuk, M.L., Kawchuk, L.M., Peters, R.D., Al-Mughrabi, K.I., Conn, K.I., Dobinson, K.F., Waterer, D.R., and Daayf, F. 2015. Characterization of Phytophthora infestans populations in Canada during 2012., Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 37(3), pp. 305-314, doi: 10.1080/07060661.2015.1053987.
J. Han, Z. Gao, H. Guo, R. Brad and D. Waterer. 2014. Comparison of greehouse dehumification strategies in cold regions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31: 133-142.
B. Bizimungu, L. Kawchuk, J. Wahab, D. Waterer and R. Howard. 2013. Sentinel: an early yellow-fleshed potato cultivar suitable for fresh market and chip processing. American Journal of Potato Research. 90: 331-339.
Plant Sciences 433 – Greenhouse Structures and Management
Plant Sciences 451 – Vegetable Science
Plant Sciences 461 – Post Harvest Management of Horticultural CropsGraduate Level Coures:PLSC 850 - Advanced Vegetable Growing