May 1, 2020
Dr. Rory Degenhardt is the Field Sciences (IFS) Research Leader for Canada, at Corteva Agriscience. He is a member of the Canadian Leadership Team and the North American IFS Leadership Team. Dr. Degenhardt and his research team are responsible for characterizing and developing new crop protection and trait technologies to address the evolving needs of Canadian farmers and consumers.
Dr. Degenhardt grew up on a mixed grain and cattle farm in east-central Alberta and has always had a passion for the science of agriculture. He completed both a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and an M.Sc. in Plant Science at the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. Rory joined Corteva Agriscience in 2008 as a field scientist and subsequently served as a project leader for cereal herbicide research in Canada and North America before taking on his current role.
Rory has published more than 10 peer-review manuscripts in various national and international journals and is co-author of 8 invention patents. He has authored/coauthored more than 60 oral/posters delivered at national and international scientific conferences. He is an active member of the Canadian Weed Science Society and was honored as the Outstanding Industry Member for the society in 2018.