Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill is a research scientist in weed science with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Charlottetown Research and Development Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Andrew was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and developed an interest in plants at an early age. Upon completion of his BSc in plant ecology from Trent University he pursued a Ph.D. at the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph in weed science under the supervision of Professor Clarence Swanton. There he studied physiological mechanisms underlying yield loss in soybeans during the critical period of weed control. After graduating with his Ph.D., Andrew began a short post-doctoral position with Dr. Swanton at the University of Guelph before accepting his current position with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 2016. In this role, Andrew researches integrated and sustainable weed management options for horticultural and field crops, invasive species management, and ecology and biology of troublesome weeds within Atlantic Canada. In addition to his research activities, Andrew regularly interacts with producers, provincial extension personnel, the public and industry to provide advice and promote sustainable weed management. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys camping, hiking, home-brewing, cooking and spending time with his growing family.