Grant, Cynthia, Ph.D.

Scientist, Soil Management/Fertility


Contact Information:

2701 Grand Valley Road, Brandon Research Centre
P.O. Box 1000A, R.R. #3
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5Y3
Telephone: 204-578-6570
Fax: 204-578-6524
Email: cynthia.grant@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Evaluation of effectiveness of new fertilizer materials and practices in improving crop yield and economics of production
  • Identification of nutrient management practices to improve crop nutritional quality
  • Development of management practices to reduce cadmium content of crops
  • Development of nutrient management practices to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce environmental impact
  • Identification of the effect of environmental conditions on nutrient dynamics

Current Projects:

  • Integrated Best Management practices for substainable malt and feed barley production
  • Canola Fatty Acid Quality - Effect of Nutrient Management
  • Impact of long-term phosphate application and level of fertilizer Cd on crops and soils
  • Impact of Organic Production and Reduced chemical imputs on soil nutrient Depletion and the functional quality of crops
  • Improving Phosphorus Nutrition in Wheat
  • Nitrogen source and placement for optimum flax yield and quality
  • Nutrient content of crops and nutrient removal as affected by management practices
  • Develop methodology and protocols, and evaluate indicators of trace metals in agricultural systems. (Leader: Cindy Grant)
  • Improved prediction of nutrient supply, demand and sufficiency and toxic element availability throughout the crop growth cycle.
  • Develop novel techniques and products to improve nutrient use efficiency, reduce nutrient losses and decease toxic substance accumulation in the environment.
  • Optimize management practices to decrease environmental risk and improve nutrient use efficiency within various and varying production systems.
  • Nutrient release and loss dynamics as affected by tillage system and N management across environments
  • Determine the interaction of nutrient management practices with soil, weather and climate, including long term climate change

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba, Department of Soil Science

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • O'Donovan, J.T., Grant, C.A., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y.T., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Khakbazan, M., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Legumes in rotation affect hybrid canola and malting barley.", 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015, Keynote Theme D oral presentation.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Harker, K.N., Oatway, L., Grant, C.A., Beres, B.L., Johnson, E.N., May, W.E., Izydorczyk, M.S., MacLeod, A., Anbessa, Y., and Vera, C.L. (2015). "Malting barley cultivar responses to increasing nitrogen rates in western Canada.", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Synergy in Science. Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 15-18, 2015. (Poster)

2014

  • Cambouris, A.C., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., and Grant, C.A. (2014). "Statistical model impacts on nitrogen recommendation, potato yield, nitrogen uptake efficiency and residual soil nitrate.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014.
  • Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., and Grant, C.A. (2014). "Statistical model impacts on nitrogen recommendation, potato yield, nitrogen uptake efficiency and residual soil nitrate.", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014. (Poster)
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., Grant, C.A., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y.T., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., and Turkington, T.K. (2014). "Legume crops grown in rotation enhance canola and barley productivity in western Canada.", 13th Congress of European Society of Agronomy, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29, 2014, pp. 357-358.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Edney, M.J., MacLeod, A., Turkington, T.K., Grant, C.A., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Beres, B.L., Kabeta, Y., and Juskiw, P.E. (2014). "Response of new malting barley cultivars to increasing nitrogen rates in western Canada.", 13th Congress of European Society of Agronomy, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29, 2014, pp. 141-142. (Poster)
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Grant, C.A., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y.T., May, W.E., Lafond, G.P., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Khakbazan, M., and Smith, E.G. (2014). "Rotational Effects of Legumes and Non-Legumes on Hybrid Canola, and Malting Barley.", American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 3-5, 2014.

2013

  • Badea, A., Izydorczyk, M.S., Grant, C.A., Lukow, O.M., Beta, T., and Therrien, M.C. (2013). "Breeding barley for food – progress and future prospects.", 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, September 8-11, 2013, #1, pp. 71. (Poster)
  • Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Grant, C.A., and Parent, L.-É. (2013). "Calibration Model Impacts on Nitrogen Recommendation and Potato Productivity.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Grant, C.A., and Perron, I. (2013). "Impact agronomique du modèle de calibration pour la recommandation en azote sur la production de pomme de terre.", Association Québécoise de Spécialistes en Sciences du Sol (AQSSS), 27e congrès, Hotel Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC, Canada, may 28-30, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., and Grant, C.A. (2013). "Agri-environmental Impacts of Nitrogen Fertilizers on Potato Productivity, Nitrogen uptake efficiency and residual soil nitrate.", 6th International Nitrogen Conference, Kampala, Uganda, November 18-22, 2013.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Grant, C.A., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Turkington, T.K., Johnson, E.N., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Gan, Y.T., Edney, M., and Juskiw, P.E. (2013). "Effect of legume crops grown two years prior to barley on malting barley yield and quality.", ASA/CSSA/SSSA International annual meeting: Water, Food, Energy and Innovation for a Sustainable World, Tampa, Florida, USA, November 3-6, 2013.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Edney, M., Juskiw, P.E., May, W.E., Grant, C.A., Smith, E.G., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Beres, B.L., Kadeta, Y., and Chapman, B. (2013). "Relative responses of malting barley varieties to increasing nitrogen rates.", 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, September 8-11, 2013, pp. 58.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Edney, M., Smith, E.G., Harker, K.N., Beres, B.L., Clayton, G.W., Brandt, S.A., Johnson, E.N., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Grant, C.A., McKenzie, R., Juskiw, P.E., Kadeta, Y., Stonehouse, K., and Chapman, B. (2013). "Varietal and agronomic impacts on malting barley yield and quality.", FarmTech 2013, Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 29-31, 2013.
  • Ziadi, N., Bélanger, G., Grant, C.A., Cade-Menun, B.J., Lalande, R., Hamel, C., Lafond, J., Lajeunesse, J., Pageau, D., Tremblay, G.F., and Zhang, T.Q. (2013). Soil and plant phosphorus assessment and modeling in Canadian agro-ecosystems. Final report SAGES#1475. (Report)

2012

  • Beaudoin, N., Sansoulet, J.B., Pattey, E., Grant, C.A., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., O'Donovan, J.T., and Gervois, S. (2012). "Adaptation de STICS à la culture de canola au Canada à partir du module colza en vue de simuler les émissions de N2O par ModuloSTICS.", IXe Séminaire du modèle de culture STICS, Sainte-Montaine, France, October 16-19, 2012. (Poster)
  • Grant, C.A. (2012). "Managing phosphorus for high canola yields.", Ontario Canola Growers, Alliston, ON, Canada, January 26, 2012.
  • Grant, C.A. (2012). "Sulphur – It’s not just for Canola anymore.", Advanced Crop Advisors Workshop, Fargo, ND, USA, February 8, 2012.
  • Grant, C.A. and Bruulsema, T.W. (2012). "Protein, Oil and Carbohydrate Composition of Food.", in Bruulsema, T.W., Heffer, P., Welch, R.M., Cakmak, I. and Moran, K. (eds.) - Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human health: A Scientific Review. Vol. 1. Food and Nutritional Security, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), Norcross, GA and International Fertilizer Industry Association, Paris, France, Chapter 6, pp. 143-175.
  • Grant, C.A., Cubadda, F., Carcea, M., Pogna, N.E., and Gassa, L. (2012). "Vitamins, Minerals and Nutritional Value of Durum Wheat.", in Sisson, M., Abecassis, J., Marchylo, B. and Carcea, M. (eds.) - Durum Wheat: Chemistry and Technology. 2nd Edition, American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Chapter 7.
  • Grant, C.A., Di Fonzo, N., and Pisante, M. (2012). "Agronomy of Wheat Production.", in Sisson, M., Abecassis, J., Marchylo, B. and Carcea, M. (eds.) - Durum Wheat: Chemistry and Technology. 2nd Edition, American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Chapter 3, pp. 37-55.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Sharifi, M., Burton, D.L., Drury, C.F., Bittman, S., and Grant, C.A. (2012). "The ability of soil chemical and biological N availability indices to predict soil nitrogen supply of contrasting soils under corn.", Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and Association Québécoise de Spécialistes en Sciences du Sol (AQSSS) Joint Meeting, Manoir St-Castin, Lac Beauport, QC, Canada, June 3-8, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Akinremi, W., Grant, C.A., Ige, D.V., Gao, X., Flaten, D.N., Tenuta, M., and Malhi, S.S. (2011). "Changes in soil test phosphorus following seven consecutive applications of high rates of phosphate fertilizer.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Grant, C.A., Hu, Z., Gagnon, B., Drury, C.F. (2011). "Agri-environmental effect of N fertilizer on potato production.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Cambouris, A.N., Zebarth, B.J., Ziadi, N., Grant, C.A., and Drury, C.F. (2011). "Impacts agro-environnementaux de divers fertilisants azotés sur la production de pomme de terre. Association québécoise de spécialistes en sciences du sol.", 25ème congrès annuel de l'AQSSS, Wendake, QC, Canada, May 25-27, 2011.
  • Dai, M., Hamel, C., St. Arnaud, M., Grant, C.A., Lupwayi, N.Z., Janzen, H.H., Yang, X.Q., and Zhou, Z. (2011). "Composition and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in cropping system associated with different soil zones using pyrosequencing.", Soils Ecology Society Meeting 2011, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada, May 24-27, 2011, pp. 43.
  • Drury, C.F., Reynolds, W.D., Yang, X.M., Welacky, T.W., McLaughlin, N.B., Calder, W., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Tillage and N source effects on nitrous oxide emissions from soils.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Fatteicher, C., Qian, P.Y., Urton, R., Kin, T., Schoenau, J.J., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Effect of Seed-Placed Sulfate and Phosphate On the Emergence of Brassicae Crops.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Gao, X., Mohr, R.M., McLaren, D.L., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Variation in Cadmium, Iron and Zinc Concentrations in Grain of 13 Bread Wheat Cultivars Grown on Canadian Prairies.", 11th International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Florence, Italy, July 3-7, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Grant, C.A. (2011). "Management practices to minimize cadmium concentration in crops.", Oral presentation to Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, November 23, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Grant, C.A. (2011). "Sulphur Fertilization – What has Changed?", Manitoba Agronomists 2011 Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, December 13-14, 2011, 8 pages.
  • Grant, C.A. (2011). "Supplying nutrients for canola – whatever the weather.", Saskatchewan Canola Workshop, Yorkton, SK, Canada, November 2, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Grant, C.A., Beres, B.L., Malhi, S.S., Pageau, D., Lafond, J., Schoenau, J.J., Walley, F.L., Heard, J., Flaten, D.N., Hellegards, B., and Sahota, T.S. (2011). "New developments in nutrition research for canola.", Canola Research Summit meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, April 12-13, 2011.
  • Grant, C.A., Gao, X., Flaten, D.N., Tenuta, M., Malhi, S.S., and Akinremi, W. (2011). "Impact of long-term application of cadmium in phosphate fertilizer on extractable cadmium as affected by soil characteristics.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Grant, C.A., Gao, X., Flaten, D.N., Tenuta, M., and Malhi, S.S. (2011). "Impact of Long-term Application of Cadmium in Phosphate Fertilizer on Extractable Cadmium as Affected by Soil Characteristics.", 11th International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Florence, Italy, July 3-7, 2011.
  • Grant, C.A., Zebarth, B.J., Malhi, S.S., Soon, Y.K., Selles, F., Lupwayi, N.Z., O'Donovan, J.T., Harker, K.N., and Clayton, G.W. (2011). "Changes in soil ammonium and nitrate concentration over the growing season in western Canada as affected by urea or controlled release urea application.", 12th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, Greece, June 6-10, 2011.
  • Karamanos, R.E., Grant, C.A., and Malhi, S.S. (2011). "Sulfur Management in the Northern Great Plains.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Abstract)
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., Grant, C.A., Harker, K.N., Lafond, G.P., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y.T., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., and Lupwayi, N.Z. (2011). "Legume Crops to Improve Soil Fertility for Enhanced Canola Production.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Poster)
  • Urton, R., Qian, P., Schoenau, J.J., King, T., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Effect of Seed-Placed Phosphorus and Ammonium Sulfate on Germination and Emergence of Canola.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2011, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 15-16, 2011, [CD-ROM].
  • Zebarth, B.J., Dessureault-Rompré, J., Burton, D.L., Georgallas, A., Sharifi, M., Porter, G.A., Moreau, G., Leclerc, Y., Arsenault, W.J., Chow, T.L., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Predicting Soil Nitrogen Supply in Potato Fields Using a Simple Kinetic Model.", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.

2010

  • Cambouris, A.N., Ziadi, N., and Grant, C.A. (2010). "Impact of nitrogen rates and sources on potato production.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010.
  • Grant, C.A. (2010). "Supercharging your P fertilizer - Does it Work?", Manitoba Agronomists 2010 Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, December 14-15, 2010, 14 pages.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Ziadi, N., Grant, C.A., Samson, N., Bélanger, G., and Parent, L.-É. (2010). "Efficiency of slow release fertilizer.", 24e Congrès annuel de l’Association Québécoise des Spécialistes en Science du Sol (AQSSS): Vers des systèmes sol-plante sains et durables, Abbaye d’Oka, Oka, QC, Canada, June 1-3, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Ziadi, N. and Grant, C.A. (2010). "Potato yield as affected by rate and source of nitrogen fertilizer.", International Conference on Soil fertility and Soil Productivity – Differences of Efficiency of Soils for Land Uses, Expenditures and Returns, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, March 17-20, 2010, pp. 99. (Abstract)

2009

  • Grant, C.A. (2009). "Phosphorus Fertilization: How little do you need?", Manitoba Ag Days, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB, Canada, January 20-22, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Lupwayi, N.Z., Soon, Y.K., Clayton, G.W., Bittman, S., Malhi, S.S., and Grant, C.A. (2009). "Soil microbial response to controlled-release urea under zero tillage and conventional tillage in western Canada.", 16th Annual International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC): Plant Nutrition for Sustainable Development and Global Health, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA, USA, August 26-30, 2009. (Poster)
  • Sharifi, M., Zebarth, B.J., Burton, D.L., Rodd, A.V., and Grant, C.A. (2009). "Long-term effects of semi-solid beef manure application to forage grass on soil mineralizable nitrogen in contrasting soil texture.", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM: Sciences for Sustainability: Soils, Agronomy, and Atmosphere, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009.
  • Soon, Y.K., Grant, C.A., Lupwayi, N.Z., and Azooz, R.H. (2009). "Assessment of polymer-coated urea fertilizer versus the uncoated form for grain production in northern Alberta.", 46th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop: An Earth Sciences Perspective of Soils, Mayfield Inn and Suites, Edmonton, AB, Canada, February 17-19, 2009. (Abstract)
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