Manitoba researcher receives international recognition

Cynthia Grant recently retired from AAFC in Brandon

Cynthia Grant, an internationally recognized plant nutrition researcher, has two new awards to add to her collection.

The International Plant Nutrition Institute recently awarded Grant the 2015 IPNI Science Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in research, extension, or education. The award is focused on efficient management of plant nutrients and their positive interaction in fully integrated cropping systems that enhance yield potential.

Recipients are selected by a group of international authorities that selects the recipient. Grant receives a special plaque along with a monetary award of US$5,000.

Grant, who recently retired from AAFC, spent her career working at the Brandon Research Station. Grant has published 165 journal articles on nutrient management, co-authored chapters on soil fertility management in dryland agriculture and sulphur management, and co-edited a book on Integrated Nutrient Management.

“Throughout her decades-long career, Grant has earned respect and recognition from her colleagues and the industry for her valuable research on soil fertility, crop nutrition, as well as the trace element contaminant cadmium,” the IPNI release says.

The award came on the heels of another prestigious international award for Grant, the Fertilizer Industry Round Table Award for outstanding achievements in research and extension centred on fertilizer technology and associated benefits to agricultural productivity and sustainability.

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