Professor of Field Crop Weed Management - University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
Peter Sikkema is a professor in the department of plant agriculture at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus. He conducts research on weed management in corn, soybean, cereals and edible beans. Peter teaches crop diagnostics and recommendations and herbicide physiology and biochemistry.
Prior to his employment at the University of Guelph, Peter worked for Rhone Poulenc Canada from 1986 to 1988 as product development manager for Canada, and for Union Carbide Agricultural Products Company from 1983 to 1986 as a product development representative.
Peter received his BSc (Agr) in 1981 and MSc (weed physiology) in 1983 from the University of Guelph. In 2002, Peter received his PhD in plant sciences from the University of Western Ontario.
During his career, Peter has published more than 275 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been an author/co-author on more than 270 oral/poster presentations at scientific conferences. He has supervised 25 graduate students who have completed their studies.
Peter has served on the boards of the Canadian Weed Science Society, the North Central Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America
Peter has received the following awards: Excellence in Weed Science award from the Canadian Weed Science Society (2006); Teaching Award of Merit certificate from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (2007); Fellow award from the Canadian Society of Agronomy (2008); Hilliard Agriculture Extension Award from the University of Guelph (2009); Distinguished Achievement Award - Research from the North Central Weed Science Society (2010); Fellow award from the Canadian Weed Science Society (2012); Fellow award from the North Central Weed Science Society (2012); Fellow award from the Weed Science Society of America (2014); and the Excellence in Weed Extension award from the Canadian Weed Science Society (2016).
Peter and his wife, Angela, have three children who are married, and five grandchildren. Peter and his wife reside in Ridgetown, Ont.