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David Wees

Faculty Lecturer

BSc (Agr) (McGill), MSc (McGill)
Tel.: 514-398-7756
Fax: 514-398-7955
david [dot] wees [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

David Wees specializes in horticulture and teaches Introduction to Plant Science, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Greenhouse Crops, Landscape Design and Agri-Marketing. He also teaches in the Department of Plant Science.

Mr. Wees is a member of:

The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science
L'Ordre des agronomes du Québec
Le Centre de référence en agriculture et agro-alimentaire du Québec
L'Association pour l'enseignement de la science et de la technologie au Québec
The International Society for Horticultural Science

Outreach activities:

You are what you eat” is a scientific outreach program that teaches elementary and high school students about the science of food and agriculture: http://www.mcgill.ca/whatueat/

McGill feeding McGill” was started in 2009 to supply McGill’s cafeterias with fresh fruits and vegetables grown at the Horticultural Research Centre located at Macdonald Campus: http://www.mcgill.ca/sustainability/sites/mcgill.ca.sustainability/files/13-176_mcgill_feeding_mcgill_4.pdf and http://www.mcgill.ca/sustainability/sites/mcgill.ca.sustainability/files/mcgill_feeding_mcgill.ecocity2011.presentation.ppt

Some recent publications

D. Wees. 2013. Hardy fruit handbook, 8th edition. Macdonald Campus of McGill University.

D. Wees,  J. Boisclair, P. Séguin et M. Bleho. 2013. Amélioration de la culture de la patate douce : une nouvelle culture pour le Québec. Rapport final, Programme de soutien à l’innovation horticole.  http://www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/Recherche_Innovation/Legumesdechamp/PROJETNO548.pdf

D. Wees. 2013. The greenhouse handbook, 6th edition. Macdonald Campus of McGill University.

D. Wees. 2013. Mint. The Canadian Encyclopedia. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/mint/

D. Wees. 2012. La patate douce et son potentiel pour la production biologique: essais et constats. Les journées horticoles de St-Rémi, Dec. 6, 2012, St-Rémi. http://www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/Regions/Monteregie-Ouest/Journees_horticoles_2012/6_decembre_2012/Horticulture_biologique/14%20h15_Patate_douce_et_potentiel_pour_la_production_bio_(D_Wees).pdf

D. Wees. 2012. McGill feeding McGill : Agriculture urbaine à l’Université McGill. Colloque sur l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal, Palais des Congrès, 17 mai 2012. http://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P58/4d.pdf

D. Wees. 2012. L’agriculture urbaine: un projet éducatif multidisciplinaire. Mémoire déposé à la consultation publique sur l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal.  Office de consultation publique de Montréal. http://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P58/9b9.pdf

A. Odenigbo, J. Rahimi, M. Ngadi, D. Wees, A. Mustafa and P. Seguin. 2012. Quality changes in different cultivars of sweet potato during deep-fat frying. Journal of Food Processing and Technology 3(5):1-5. http://omicsonline.org/2157-7110/2157-7110-3-156.php

Wees, D. and K.A. Stewart. 2011. Quality of organic and conventional greenhouse cucumbers and tomatoes. Acta Horticulturae 893:1209-1214. http://actahort.org/books/893/

Wees, D. 2008. La culture en serre des fines herbes. Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec. (http://www.craaq.qc.ca/Publications-du-craaq/r?q=%22La%20culture%20en%20serre%20des%20fines%20herbes%22)