2019 Canola Award of Excellence Winner: Dr. Cynthia Grant



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Research Scientist receives 2019 Canola Award of Excellence

Dr. Cynthia Grant of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada awarded for her research in soil fertility

February 13, 2019 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – Manitoba Canola Growers Association has recognized Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Grant with the 2019 Canola Award of Excellence at the CropConnect Banquet in Winnipeg for her research in soil fertility and crop nutrition.

“It is a real honour to receive the Canola Award of Excellence,” says Dr. Grant. “Canola is one of the major crops for Manitoba and for the prairies, and it’s always been close to my heart because it was developed at the University of Manitoba and with Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada. Most of the work that I did through the years has had a canola component because it is such an important crop in the rotation.”

Before retiring in 2015, Dr. Grant was Senior Research Scientist in Soil Fertility Management at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Brandon Research and Development Centre. Dr. Grant and her research teams over the years focused on nutrient management for sustainable crop production. Their research looked at topics such as how to manage sulphur for canola production in no-till compared to conventional till; how side-banded nitrogen affects canola stand density, yield, maturity, number of green kernels and chlorophyll content; and how nutrient management influences the fatty acid profile of canola.

“Dr. Grant is a world-renowned soil fertility and crop nutrition researcher who is highly respected by industry, farmers, and public agencies, alike,” says Don Flaten, Professor, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Manitoba. “She’s made huge contributions to the development of nutrient management for canola growers in Canada, so I am delighted to see her being recognized with the Canola Award of Excellence.”

For more information about Dr. Grant and the Canola Award of Excellence please visit https://canolagrowers.com/about-mcga/canola-award-of-excellence/.


About the Canola Award of Excellence: The Canola Award of Excellence is presented annually and recognizes the accomplishments of individuals and organizations for contributions to the sustained growth and prosperity of Manitoba’s canola industry. The award was first presented in 2008 to Dr. Baldur Stefansson for his work in creating a new edible oil seed which we know today as canola.

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