David B. McKenzie, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Research Scientist, agronomy, crop physiology

Current research and/or projects

  • Development of novel crop production systems suitable for rural diversification under cool summer climates of the boreal ecosystem.

Research and/or project statements

  • Development of accelerated half-high blueberry crop establishment techniques
  • Improving nutrient balances on dairy farms using model farmlets and simulation
  • Treatment of Agricultural Tile Drainage Water in a Pilot-Scale Woodchip Bioreactor System
  • Development of buckwheat production systems suitable for cool summer climates

Education and awards

Education

1984: Ph.D., Soil Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1980: M.Sc., Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1977: B.S.A., Agriculture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Awards

1997: Agcellence Award, the highest Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada departmental award, for exceptional accomplishments

1996: Agcellence Award, the highest Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada departmental award, for exceptional accomplishments

Key publications

For a complete list of publications, please visit: AAFC Online

Cordeiro, M.R.C., A. Rotz, R. Kroebel, K. A. Beauchemin, D. Hunt, S. Bittman, K.M. Koenig, D.B. McKenzie. 2019. Prospects of forage production in northern regions under climate and land-use changes: a case-study of a dairy farm in Newfoundland, Canada. Agronomy 2019, 9(1), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9010031 - 12 January 2019

Debnath, S.C., McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., and Percival, D.C. (2016). "Strategic approaches to propagate berry crop nuclear stocks using a bioreactor.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 1113, pp. 47-52. doi : 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1113.6

McKenzie, D.B. (2009). "Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) cultivar establishment and survival in a maritime environment.", in McKenzie, D.B., Cenkowski, S., Utioh, A., Li, T.S.C., Letchamo, W., Ratti, C. and Belkacemi, K. (eds.) - Proceedings of the 3rd International Seabuckthorn Association Conference, Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, August 12-16, 2007, Université Laval, Canada, pp. 39-46, nº 35.

McKenzie, D.B., Cenkowski, S., Utioh, A., Li, T.S.C., Letchamo, W., Ratti, C., and Belkacemi, K. (Eds.) (2009). Proceedings of the 3rd International Seabuckthorn Association Conference, Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, August 12-16, 2007., Université Laval, Canada. (Book)

Bonesmo, H., G. Bélanger, E. Charmley, R. Drapeau, D. B. McKenzie, R. Michaud, and G. Tremblay. 2005. Timothy yield and nutritive value by the CATIMO model: III. Validation for eastern Canada. Agron. J. 97:32-40.

Papadopoulos, Y.A., D.B. McKenzie, K.B. McRae, E.A. Clark, and E. Charmley.  2005. Evaluating the performance of alfalfa cultivars in rotationally grazed pastures. Can. J. Plant Sci. 85:147-150.

McKenzie, D.B., Y.A. Papadopoulos, K.B. McRae, and E. Butt.  2005.   Compositional changes over four years for binary mixtures of grass species grown with white clover.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 85:351-360.

Spaner, D., A.G. Todd, A. Navabi, D.B. McKenzie and L.A.Goonewardene. 2005. Can leaf chlorophyll measures at differing growth stages be used as an indicator of winter wheat and spring barley nitrogen requirements in eastern Canada. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 191:393-399.

Chinnasamy, G., A.K. Bal, and D.B. McKenzie. 2005. Fatty acid composition of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) seeds. Lathyrus Lathyrism Newsletter 4:2-4.

Chinnasamy, G., A.K. Bal, and D.B. McKenzie. 2004. Fatty acid and elemental composition of mature seeds of beach pea [Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigel.]. Can. J. Plant Sci. 84:65-69.

McKenzie, D.B., Y.A. Papadopoulos, and K.B. McRae.  2004.   Harvest management affects yield and persistence of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) in cool summer climates. Can. J. Plant Sci. 84:525-528.

Chinnasamy, Gurusamy, Arya Kumar Bal, and David Bruce McKenzie. 2003. Seasonal changes in abscisic acid concentration of perennial root nodules of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus [L.] Bigel.). Lathyrus Lathyrism Newsletter 3(1): 10-12.

Chavan, U.D., D.B. McKenzie, R. Amarowicz and F. Shahidi.  2003.  Phytochemical components of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus L.). Food Chemistry 81:61-71.

Chinnasamy, G., A.K. Bal, and D.B. McKenzie. 2003. Seasonal changes in protein, amino acid and elemental composition of perennial nodules of beach pea. Can. J. Plant Sci. 83:507-514.

Kwabiah, A.B, M. MacPherson,. and D.B. McKenzie.  2003.  Corn heat unit variability and potential of corn (Zea mays L.) production in a cool climate ecosystem.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 83:689-698.

D.B. McKenzie and D. Spaner.  2002.  Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seeding rate additions to forage oat-legume mixtures in Newfoundland. Acta Agric. Scand., Sect. B, Soil and Plant Sci. 52:52-56.

Debnath, S.C., D.B. McKenzie, and K.B. McRae.  2001.  Callus induction and shoot regeneration from stem, rachis and leaf explants in beach pea (Lathyrus japonicus Willd.).  Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 10:57-63.

Chavan, U.D., D.B. McKenzie, and F. Shahidi.  2001.  Functional properties of protein isolates from beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus L.).  Food Chemistry 74 (2): 177-187.

Chavan, U.D., D.B. McKenzie, and F. Shahidi.  2001.  Protein classification of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus L.).  Food Chemistry 75 (2): 145-153.

Spaner, D., A.G. Todd, and D.B. McKenzie.  2001.  Pea and soybean performance in Newfoundland.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 81:723-726.

Spaner, D., A.G. Todd and D. B. McKenzie.  2001.  The effect of seeding rate and nitrogen fertilization on barley yield and yield components in a cool maritime climate.  Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 187: 105-110.

Spaner, D., D.B. McKenzie, A.G. Todd, A. Simms, M. MacPherson, and E.F. Woodrow. 2000.  Six years of adaptive and on-farm spring cereal research in Newfoundland. Application of technology summary & research article. Can.J.Plant Sci. 80:203&205-216.

Spaner, D., A.G. Todd, and D.B. McKenzie.  2000.  The effect of seeding date, seeding rate and N fertilization on winter wheat yield and yield components in eastern Newfoundland.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 80: 703-711.

Fairey, N.A., L.P. Lefkovitch, B.E. Coulman, D.T. Fairey, T. Kunelius, D.B. McKenzie, R. Michaud and W.G. Thomas.  2000.  Cross-Canada comparison of the productivity of fodder galega (Galega orientalis Lam.) with traditional herbage legumes.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 80: 793-800.

Chavan, U.D., Shahidi, F., Bal, A.K. and McKenzie, D.B. 1999.  Physico-chemical properties and nutrient composition of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus L.).  Food Chemistry 66(1):43-50.

Shahidi, F., Chavan, U.D., Bal, A.K. and McKenzie, D.B.  1999.  Chemical composition of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus L.) plant parts.  Food Chemistry 64(1):39-44.

Chavan, U.D., Shahidi, F., Bal, A.K. and McKenzie, D.B.  1999.  Nutrient composition of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus L.) seeds and pod shells at different stages of maturity.  J. of Food Biochemistry 23 (3): 323-340.

McKenzie, D.B. and D. Spaner.  1999.  White lupin: An alternative to pea in oat-legume forage mixtures grown in Newfoundland.  Can.  J. Plant Sci.  79:43-47.

Bélanger, G., T. Kunelius, D.B. McKenzie, Y. Papadopoulos, B. Thomas, K. McRae, S. Fillmore and B. Christie.  1999.  Fall cutting management affects yield and persistence of alfalfa in Atlantic Canada.  Can.  J. Plant Sci. 79: 57-63.

Chinnasamy, G., A.K. Bal, and D.B. McKenzie.  1999.  Nodulation of beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigel.) induced by different strains of Rhizobia.  Can.J.Pl.Sci. 79: 239-242.

Martin, A.D., A.K. Bal, and D.B. McKenzie.  1998.  Localization of oleosomes in the root nodules of alfalfa (Medicago sativa).  Can.  J. Bot. 76:1418-1423.

Papadopoulos, Y.A., Choo, T.M., Christie,  B.R., Thomas, W.G., McKenzie, D.B., Bélanger, G., Sutherland, K., McRae, K.B., and Fillmore, S.A.E.  1997.  AC Langille birdsfoot trefoil.  Can.  J. Plant Sci. 77:653-654.

Chavan, U.D., Shahidi, F., Bal, A.K. and McKenzie, D.B.  1996.  Polyphenols and nutrients of beach pea plant and seeds.  Polyphenols Communications 96 (2): 471-472.

McKenzie, D.B., L.R. Hossner and R.J. Newton.  1987.  Measurement of p‑coumarate hydroxylase activity as a qualitative test for sorghum cultivar Fe‑efficiency.  J. Plant Nutr. 10:15‑24.

McKenzie, D.B., L.R. Hossner and R.J. Newton.  1986.  The influence of NH4+ ‑ N Vs. NO3 ‑ N nutrition on root reductant release by Fe‑stressed sorghum.  J. Plant Nutr. 9:1289‑1301.

McKenzie, D.B., L.R. Hossner and R.J. Newton.  1985.  Root reductant release as a measure of sorghum cultivar iron efficiency.  J. Plant Nutr. 8:847‑857.

McKenzie, D.B., L.R. Hossner and R.J. Newton.  1984.  Sorghum cultivar evaluation for iron chlorosis resistance by visual scores.  J. Plant Nutr. 7:677‑685.

McKenzie, D.B. and R.J. Soper.  1983.  Zinc regulation in blackbeans (Phaseolus vulgaris (L.)).  Commun. in Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 14: 709‑725.

 

Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, School of Science and the Environment, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL

Language

English