Research Area(s)

  • Agronomy of horticultural / medicinal crops
  • Integrated pest management
  • Crop improvement through standard breeding and molecular techniques

Department

Plant Sciences

Research Interests

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.

Education

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.

Courses

Undergraduate Courses: Plant Sciences 220 – Introduction to Horticulture
Plant Sciences 433 – Greenhouse Structures and Management 
Plant Sciences 451 – Vegetable Science
Plant Sciences 461 – Post Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops
Graduate Level Coures:PLSC 850 - Advanced Vegetable Growing