Dr. Eric R. Page

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Research Scientist

Weed Ecologist & Crop Physiologist

Current research and/or projects

  • Development of a Living Laboratory to address persistent agri-environmental issues in the Lake Erie basin 

  • Assessing the agronomic benefits of double cropping with diverse minor crops

  • Identifying best management practices for winter canola

  • Exploring molecular mechanisms of herbicide resistance

Education and awards

Ph.D., Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph ON

M.Sc., Crop Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

H. B.Sc., Ecology and Evolution, Western University, London, ON  


Key publications

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

Laforest, M. Martin, S. Bisaillon, K, B. Soufiane, S. Meloche, and E.R. Page. 2020. A Chromosome-Scale Draft Sequence of the Canada Fleabane Genome. Pest Management Science (in Press) doi.org/10.1002/ps.5753. 

Martin, S., J.S. Parent, M. Laforest, E.R. Page, J. Kreiner and T. James. 2019. Population genomic approaches for weed science. Plants 8:354.

Page, E.R., S. Meloche, B. McMurray, and M. Laforest. 2019. Refugia facilitates the preservation and accumulation of herbicide resistance traits in Conyza canadensis. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 99:1-10.

Page, E.R. and S. Meloche. 2019. Evaluating the potential for double cropping in Canada: effect of seeding date and relative maturity on the development and yield of maize, white bean and soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 99:751-760.

Page, E.R., Meloche, S., Bae, J., Larsen, R.J., Laforest, M. and R.E. Nurse. 2018. Tricotelydenous giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L.). Canadian Journal of Plant Science 99:84-87.

Page, E.R., Grainger, C., Laforest, M., Nurse, R.E., Rajcan, I., Bae, J. and F. Tardif. 2018. Target and non-target site mechanisms confer resistance to glyphosate in Canadian accessions of Conyza canadensis (L.). Weed Science 2:234-245.

Laforest, M., Soufiane B., Page, E.R., Simard, M.-J. and R.E. Nurse. 2017. Acetyl-CoA carboxylase overexpression in herbicide resistant crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis). Pest Management Science 73:2227-2235.

J. Bae, Nurse, R.E., Simard, M.J. and Page E.R. 2016. Managing glyphosate-resistant common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.): effect of late glyphosate-phenoxy tankmixes on growth, fecundity and seed viability. Weed Science 65:31-40.

Page, E.R. and R.E. Nurse. 2015. Cropping systems and the prevalence of giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida): from the 1950's to present. Field Crops Research 184:104-111.

Nurse, R.E., Obeid K.N. and E.R. Page. 2016. Optimal planting date, row width and critical weed-free period for grain amaranth and quinoa grown in Ontario Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 96:360-366.

Page, E.R. and R.E. Nurse. 2015. Comparing physical, chemical and cold stratification methods for alleviating seed dormancy in giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida). Weed Technology 29:311-317.

Page, E.R., D. Cerrudo, D. Cook, C. Foresman, M. Loux, K. Smith, P. Westra, H. Wright, and C.J. Swanton. 2012. Why early season weed control is important in maize. Weed Science 60:423-430.

Green-Tracewicz, E., E.R. Page and C.J. Swanton. 2010.  Shade avoidance in soybean reduces branching and increases plant-to-plant variability in biomass and yield per plant. Weed Science 59:43-49.

Page, E.R., M. Tollenaar, E.A. Lee, L. Lukens, and C.J. Swanton. 2010. Shade avoidance: an integral component of crop-weed competition.Weed Research 50: 281-288

Page, E.R., R.S. Gallagher, A.R. Kemanian, and E.P. Fuerst. 2006. Modeling site-specific wild oat (Avena fatua) emergence across a variable landscape. Weed Science 54:838-846.




  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Plant Science 
  • Member of the Canadian Weed Science Society
  • Member of the Weed Science Society of America