David Wees

Faculty Lecturer; Associate Director, Farm Management and Technology Program

Plant Science and Farm Management and Technology Program
T: 514-398-7868 (Plant Science) or 398-7756 (FMT) | david.wees [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building (R2-20a) or Harrison House (HH-204)

Degrees

BSc (Agr)
MSc (McG)

Short Bio

Active Affiliations

L'Ordre des agronomes du Québec
The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science
Comité “Ste-Anne en Fleurs
Comité Cultures en serres (CRAAQ)
L'Association pour l'enseignement de la science et de la technologie au Québec
The International Society for Horticultural Science
Société québécoise de phytotechnologie

Research Interests

David Wees' research interests include horticulture, greenhouses, sweet potatoes,  and urban agriculture.

Courses

David Wees teaches courses in the Department of Plant Science and the Farm Management and Technology Program: Greenhouse Management, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable and Fruit Crops, Introduction to Plant Science, Landscape Design and others.  He is responsible for a science outreach program called “You are what you eat” (see outreach activities below).

PLNT 312 Urban Horticulture 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PLNT 322 Greenhouse Management 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FMT4 005 Introduction to Plant Science 2.33 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FMT4 033 Vegetable and Fruit Crops 2.67 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FMT4 034 Greenhouse Crop Production 2.67 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FMTP 097 Landscape Design 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Outreach activities

You are what you eat (PromoScience)

McGill feeding McGill: http://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P58/4d.pdf

Select Publications

D. Wees. 2016. Small, modular green roofs as hands-on educational tools. Canadian Society for Horticultural Science annual conference, Montreal, July 24-26, 2016.

C. Gendre and D. Wees. 2016. Growing sweet potatoes in containers for intensive urban food production. Canadian Society for Horticultural Science annual conference, Montreal, July 24-26, 2016.

Wees, D., Seguin, P., and Boisclair, J. 2016. Sweet potato production in a short-season area utilizing black plastic mulch: effects of cultivar, in-row plant spacing, and harvest date on yield parameters. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 96(1): 139-147.

Wees, D. 2016. The greenhouse handbook, 7th edition. Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 338 pages.

Wees, D., Seguin, P., Boisclair, J., and Gendre, C. 2015. Performance and quality of sweetpotato cultivars grown in Quebec, Canada with biodegradable plastic mulch. HortTechnology 25(6): 815-823.

Wees, D., 2015. Carences minérales des fines herbes - Identification, prévention et solutions. Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ), 43 pages.

D. Wees. 2015. Urban horticulture handbook. Macdonald Campus of McGill University.

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. 

D. Wees. 2013. Mint. The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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.

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.

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.

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