Beckie, Hugh, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Herbicide-Resistant Plants


Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9350
Fax: 306-385-9482
Email: hugh.beckie@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • ecological crop protection
  • weed management: herbicide-resistant weeds
  • environmental/agronomic/economic impact of plants with novel herbicide resistance traits

Current Projects:

  • Assessing the impact of gene flow from genetically modified (GM) oilseed crops to non-GM oilseed crops and wild relatives by investigating the potential for outcrossing, the survival of hybrid plants in the field and the inheritance of GM traits.
  • Provide knowledge of weed biology, population dynamics, and community ecology as the basis for the development of integrated contol startegies with reduced impact on the environment
  • Develop long term best management practices for weed control in cropping systems with limited environmental impact
  • Assess status of pests & their natural enemies

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Weed Science Society (Secretary)
  • Weed Science Society of America (Chair, Herbicide Resistant Plants Committee)
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (Past President)
  • Canadian Society of Agronomy

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

  • Beckie, H.J. (2015). "Herbicide-resistant (HR) crop management: A Canadian perspective.", - NABC27: Stewardship for the Sustainability of Genetically Engineered Crops. North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council Series Report No. 27.
  • Beckie, H.J. and Hall, L.M. (2015). "The biological and agronomic (Non) sense of ex-ante coexistence measures.", Crop Science, 55(5), pp. 2215-2224. doi : 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0105
  • Beckie, H.J., Gulden, R.H., Shaikh, N., Johnson, E.N., Willenborg, C.J., Brenzil, C.A., Shirriff, S.W., Lozinski, C., and Ford, G. (2015). "Glyphosate-resistant kochia (Kochia scoparia L. Schrad.) in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 95(2), pp. 345-349. doi : 10.4141/CJPS-2014-328
  • Owen, M.D.K., Beckie, H.J., Leeson, J.Y., Norsworthy, J.K., and Steckel, L.E. (2015). "Integrated pest management and weed management in the United States and Canada.", Pest Management Science, 71(3), pp. 357-376. doi : 10.1002/ps.3928
  • Szmigielski, A.M., Schoenau, J.J., and Beckie, H.J. (2015). "Assessment of wild mustard (Sinapis arvensis L.) resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides. (Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/herbicides-physiology-of-action-and-safety/assessment-of-wild-mustard-sinapis-arvensis-l-resistance-to-als-inhibiting-herbicides)", in Price, A. (ed.) - Herbicides, Physiology of Action, and Safety, InTech, Open Access Publisher.

2014

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2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Simard, M.-J., Nurse, R.E., Page, E.R., Bourgeois, G., and Beckie, H.J. (2016). "A detailed assessment of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) seed shattering in wheat, corn and soybean.", Weed Science Society of America Meeting, San Jan, Puerto Rico, February 7-11, 2016.

2015

  • Benedict, L., Sauder, C.A., James, T., deCosta, L.O., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., and Martin, S.L. (2015). "Are there fitness consequences of EPSPS gene amplification in Kochia scoparia? The results of a competitive, segregating F2 greenhouse experiment.", Canadian Weed Science Society Annual Meeting 2015, November 24-27, 2015. (Abstract)

2014

  • Beckie, H.J. (2014). "Management of HT crops: the Canadian experience.", Herbicide tolerant crops in the EU: Strengthening the economic and environmental impact assessment, Paris, France, December 15-16, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Gulden, R.H., Shaikh, N., Johnson, E.N., Willenborg, C.J., Brenzil, C.A., Shirriff, S.W., Lozinski, C., and Ford, G. (2014). "Glyphosate-resistant kochia in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.", 68th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society - Société canadienne de malherbologie, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 17-20, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Low, R., Blackshaw, R.E., Kimmel, N., and Shirriff, S.W. (2014). "Survey of glyphosate-resistant kochia in western Canada.", 2014 Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 3-6, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Johnson, E.N., Leeson, J.Y., Shirriff, S.W., and Kapiniak, A. (2014). "Evolution of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC)-inhibitor resistance in wild oat (Avena fatua) in a long-term alternative cropping systems study.", 2014 Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 3-6, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Benedict, L., Sauder, C.A., James, T., Beckie, H.J., and Martin, S.L. (2014). "Is there a cost to glyphosate resistance in kochia?", 2014 CWSS Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 17-20, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Blackshaw, R.E., Torbiak, A., Hall, L.M., and Beckie, H.J. (2014). "Glyphosate-resistant kochia (Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.) management.", 2014 CWSS Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 17-20, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Clements, D.R., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Nurse, R.E., Simard, M.-J., Raatz, L.L., and Alexander, B.C.S. (2014). "Quantifying the relative invasive potential of genetically modified crops using demographic analysis.", 2014 WSSA/CWSS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 3-6, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Hall, L.M., Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.J., Simard, M.-J., Clements, D.R., Nurse, R.E., and Lewis, M. (2014). "There is more to fitness than fecundity: demographic analysis to evaluate gentically modified crops.", ISBGMO, South Africa, November 2014. (Abstract)
  • Hall, L.M., Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.J., Simard, M.-J., Clements, D.R., Nurse, R.E., and Lewis, M. (2014). "There is more to fitness than fecundity: invasiveness of GM crops.", Crop Sci. Soc. Amer., Long Beach, CA, USA, November, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Leeson, J.Y. and Beckie, H.J. (2014). "State of integrated weed management and pesticide use in the Canadian prairies.", 2014 WSSA/CWSS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 3-6, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Pratchler, J., Shirriff, S., and Beckie, H.J. (2014). "Quick tests: glyphosate-resistant kochia and pinoxaden-resistant grass weeds.", 2014 CWSS Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 17-20, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Séguin-Swartz, G.T., Beckie, H.J., Warwick, S.I., Roslinsky, V., Nettleton, J.A., Johnson, E.N., and Falk, K.C. (2014). "Pollen-mediated gene flow between glyphosate-resistant Brassica napus canola and B. juncea and B. carinata mustard crops under large-scale field conditions in Saskatchewan.", 2014 WSSA/CWSS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 3-6, 2014. (Abstract)

2012

  • Alexander, B.C.S., Beckie, H.J., Simard, M.-J., Nurse, R.E., Clements, D.R., and Hall, L.M. (2012). "Quantification of invasiveness in crops using demographic analysis.", 2nd International Symposium on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO12), St Louis, Missouri, USA, September, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2012). "Glyphosate Resistant Weeds.", 24th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA), Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 11, 2012.
  • Beckie, H.J., Weiss, R.M., Olfert, O.O., and Leeson, J.Y. (2012). "Range Expansion of Kochia (Kochia scoparia) in North America under a Changing Climate.", Topics in Canadian Weed Science, 8, pp. 33-46.
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Laturnus, B.D., Willenborg, C.J., Sapsford, K.L., Schoenau, G.J., and Smizigielski, A.M. (2012). "The potential for Group 15 herbicides in managing herbicide resistant weeds in pulses.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012, pp. 30.
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Schoenau, J.J., Willenborg, C.J., Sapsford, K.L., and Vandenberg, A. (2012). "Minor Use and New Herbicides.", FarmTech 2012, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 24-26, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Schoenau, J.J., Willenborg, C.J., Sapsford, K.L., and Vandenberg, A. (2012). "Progress in Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Pulse Crops.", Pulse Days 2012, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 10, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Schoenau, J.J., Willenborg, C.J., Sapsford, K.L., and Vandenberg, A. (2012). "Progress in managing herbicide resistant weeds in pulses.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Willenborg, C.J., Sapsford, K.L., Vandenberg, A., Schoenau, J.J., Hall, L.M., and Laturnus, B.D. (2012). "Progress in managing herbicide resistance in pulse crops.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2012, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 5, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Willenborg, C.J., and Sapsford, K.L. (2012). "Progress in managing herbicide resistant weed in lentil.", 65th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV, USA, March 12-15, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Johnson, E.N., Hall, L.M., Laturnus, B.D., Beckie, H.J., Sapsford, K.L., and Willenborg, C.J. (2012). "Pyroxasulfone application timing and efficacy on cleavers (Galium aparine) and wild oats (Avena fatua).", Canadian Weed Science Society 66th Annual Meeting, Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 12-15, 2012, pp. 18. (Abstract)
  • Laturnus, B.D., Hall, L.M., Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Sapsford, K.L., Willenborg, C.J., and Raatz, L.L. (2012). "Pyroxasulfone and sulfentrazone efficacy on cleavers (Galium aparine) and wild oats (Avena fatua).", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2012, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 5, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., Turkington, T.K., Beckie, H.J., and Kriticos, D.J. (2012). "Bioclimatic approach to assessing the potential impact of climate change on representative crop pests in North America.", Topics in Canadian Weed Science, 8, pp. 47-70.
  • Sapsford, K.L., Willenborg, C.J., Johnson, E.N., and Beckie, H.J. (2012). "Group 2 (ALS) resistant cleavers (Galium aparine / Galium spurium) control in field peas (Pisum sp.).", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012, pp. 57. (Poster)

2011

  • Beckie, H.J., Harker, K.N., Hall, L.M., Holm, F.A., and Gulden, R.H. (2011). "Risk Assessment of Glyphosate Resistance in Western Canada.", 51st Meeting Weed Science Society of America, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel, Portland, OR, USA, February 7-10, 2011, pp. 64. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J., Lozinski, C., and Shirriff, S. (2011). "Susceptible Wild Oat (Avena fatua) Endangered in Manitoba.", 51st Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel, Portland, OR, USA, February 7-10, 2011. (Poster)
  • Beckie, H.J., Warwick, S.I., Johnson, E.N., and Falk, K.C. (2011). "Gene flow between canola and mustard in Saskatchewan, Canada.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011, pp. 58. (Poster)
  • Beckie, H.J., Warwick, S.I., Sauder, I.C.A., Kelln, G.M., and Lozinski, C. (2011). "Acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor-resistant false cleavers (Galium spurium) in western Canada.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011, pp. 47. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Warwick, S.I., Sauder, I.C.A., Kelln, G.M., and Lozinski, C. (2011). "Acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor-resistant false cleavers (Galium spurium) in western Canada.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011, pp. 59. (Poster)
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Schoenau, J.J., Willenborg, C.J., Sapsford, K.L., and Vandenberg, A. (2011). "Progress in managing herbicide resistant weeds in pulses.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011.
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Hall, L.M., Schoenau, J.J., Willenborg, C.J., and Sapsford, K.L. (2011). "Progress in Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Pulse Crops.", Canadian Weed Science Society 65th Annual Meeting, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 21-24, 2011, pp. 48-49. (Abstract)
  • Johnson, E.N., Beckie, H.J., Holm, F.A., Sapsford, K.L., and Vandenberg, A. (2011). "Weed control challenges in pulses in 2011.", Pulse Days 2011, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 11, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Légère, A., Beckie, H.J., Hrynewich, B.L., Lozinski, C., Johnson, E.N., Warwick, S.I., and Stevenson, C. (2011). "Kochia with ALS (AHAS) Mutations: More on the Manitoba Conundrum.", 51st Meeting Weed Science Society of America, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel, Portland, OR, USA, February 7-10, 2011. (Presentation)

2010

  • Beckie, H.J. (2010). "A Role for Post-Release Monitoring?", Canadian Weed Science Society 64th Annual Meeting, Delta Regina, Regina, SK, Canada, November 15-18, 2010.
  • Beckie, H.J. (2010). "Introduction to: New Crops/Crops with Second-Generation Traits: Weed Management Challenges.", Canadian Weed Science Society 64th Annual Meeting, Delta Regina, Regina, SK, Canada, November 15-18, 2010.

2009

  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Advanced agronomy - pest management.", Viterra training workshop, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 8, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Budget options for sites and species.", International Workshop on Development of Methods to Assess Invasiveness of Novel Crops, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 29-30, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Corporate help needed to fight resistant weeds.", Western Producer, October 15, 2009, pp. 3.
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Development of herbicide resistance and current status in western Canada.", Pesticide Resistance Workshop, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 25, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Environmental impact of herbicide-tolerant canola - what about environment stress-tolerant canola?", Canola industry meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 9, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Field trials prove speed of herbicide resistance.", Western Producer, October 1, 2009, pp. 65.
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Herbicide resistance update.", 2009 Manitoba Agronomy Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, December 16, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Herbicide-resistant weeds on the march in Alberta.", 2009 Agronomy Update Conference, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, January 20-21, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Herbicide-resistant weeds: the battle continues.", Applied Agronomy Conference (2009 CCA), Olds, AB, Canada, February 17, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Research update.", Monsanto Canada Technical Development meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 21, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Sites and protocols.", International Workshop on Development of Methods to Assess Invasiveness of Novel Crops, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 29-30, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "UAP industry/grower meetings, 7 locations throughout AB, Canada. (PowerPoint presentation).", UAP industry/grower meetings, 7 locations throughout Alberta, Canada, February 3-6, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Update on weed resistance in North Extension Region, Alberta.", Battle River Research Group Annual Meeting, Viking, AB, Canada, February 19, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Weed resistance and environmental impact of GM crops in Canada - present and future.", Dept. Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Seminar, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, October 13, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Weed resistance research update.", University of Saskatchewan Research Update, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 16, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Beckie, H.J. and Reboud, X. (2009). "Selecting for weed resistance: herbicide rotation and mixture.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Johnson, E.N., Blackshaw, R.E., and Gan, Y.T. (2009). "Weed suppression by canola and mustard cultivars.", 8th European Weed Research Society (EWRS) Workshop on Physical and Cultural Weed Control, Zaragoza, Spain, March 9-11, 2009, pp. 2. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Lozinski, C., and Shirriff, S. (2009). "Weed resistance in Alberta: 6 years later.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Beckie, H.J., Lozinski, C., and Shirriff, S. (2009). Alberta Weed Survey of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in 2007 (Weed Survey Series Publ. 09-1)., Canada.
  • Beckie, H.J., Weiss, R.M., Leeson, J.Y., Olfert, O.O., and Giffen, D.W. (2009). "Range expansion of kochia in North America under a changing climate.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Harker, K.N., Blackshaw, R.E., Beckie, H.J., and O'Donovan, J.T. (2009). "Weed invasions in western Canada cropping systems.", in Inderjit, S. (ed.) - Management of Invasive Weeds. Series: Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, Vol. 5, Springer, pp. 151-156, Volume 5.
  • Légère, A., Beckie, H.J., and Warwick, S.I. (2009). "Fitness of Kochia scoparia biotypes with different ALS-inhibitor resistance mutations.", XIIIème Colloque International Sur La Biologie Des Mauvaises Herbes, Dijon, France, September 8-10, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Leeson, J.Y. and Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Influence of climate on weed distribution in the Prairie Provinces.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Owen, O., Weiss, R.M., Turkington, T.K., and Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Potential impact of climate change on crop pests.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Sapsford, K.L., Holm, F.A., Johnson, E.N., and Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Control of group 2 (ALS) resistant kochia (Kochia scoparia) in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum).", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Sapsford, K.L., Holm, F.A., Johnson, E.N., and Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Control of group 2 (ALS) resistant kochia (Kochia scoparia) in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum).", Pesticide Resistance Workshop: Understanding pesticides, mechanisms of resistance and how to deal with resistance, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 25, 2009. (Workshop)
  • Sapsford, K.L., Holm, F.A., Johnson, E.N., and Beckie, H.J. (2009). "Control of group 2 (ALS) resistant kochia (Kochia scoparia) in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum).", Soils and Crops Workshop 2009, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 25-26, 2009. (Workshop)
  • Warwick, S.I., Sauder, C., and Beckie, H.J. (2009). "ALS-inhibitor resistance on the rise: Russian thistle and wild buckwheat.", Canadian Weed Science Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 24-26, 2009. (Abstract)
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