Charles Geddes

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Geddes is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada based out of Lethbridge, Alberta. He leads the Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems research program, which focuses on discovery, monitoring, and management of herbicide-resistant weeds in western Canada. Charles grew up on a mixed cattle/forage/grain farm near Pilot Mound, Manitoba. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Agroecology and a Ph.D. in Plant Science with specialization in weed science from the University of Manitoba. Currently, he leads a diverse range of research, including: the prairie herbicide-resistant weed surveys, management of herbicide-resistant kochia, manipulating weed seed production and return to the soil seedbank, and understanding soil seedbank dynamics, among others.