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Ridgetown Weed Scientist Wins Top Award

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Dr. Peter Sikkema, a professor at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, has received a prestigious award from the Weed Science Society of America.

The society presented Dr. Sikkema with a Fellow Award, the highest honour the WSSA can confer to an individual.

Only individuals who have made outstanding meritorious contributions to weed science receive the award each year. The WSSA award was presented at the organization’s annual meeting Feb. 3-6 in Vancouver, B.C.

The citation for the award states that, “During his career, Peter has published 182 peer-reviewed manuscripts and was an author on 86 oral and 97 poster presentations at scientific conferences. Peter has supervised 14 graduate students.”

Dr. Sikkema focuses on weed management in field crops. He has served on the boards of WSSA, the Canadian Weed Science Society and the North Central Weed Science Society. He also has served as president of the Canadian Weed Science Society. Peter has received numerous awards for his contributions to teaching and to the field of weed science, including the ”Teaching Award of Merit” certificate from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and the “T. R. Hilliard Distinguished Agricultural Extension” award from the Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Foundation.

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