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Former AAFC Researcher Receives 2019 Canola Award Of Excellence

At the CropConnect Conference held earlier this month in Winnipeg, the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) recognized Dr. Cynthia Grant with the 2019 Canola Award of Excellence for her research in soil fertility and crop nutrition.

Before retiring in 2015, Dr. Grant was senior research scientist in soil fertility management at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Brandon Research and Development Centre.

“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.”

Her research teams over the years focused on nutrient management for sustainable crop production looking 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.

Source : Steinbachonline