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Cameron, Elizabeth Gow - 1973
Campbell, Edward McAlpine -1993
Campbell, Constantine Alberga - 1999
Carlson, Armenia - 1982
Catley, William Norman - 1974
Christensen, David Albert - 2011
Clark, Herbert Ross -1992
Colley, Ann -1993
Cooper, George Mitchell - 1983
Cooper, George ADJ - 2017
Cooper, William - 2000
Copeland, William James - 2008
Copeland, Alma Jean - 2007
Craig, Burton MacKay - 2001
Cram, William Hugh - 1997
Crawford, Lloyd Brooks - 1988
Crawford, Roy Douglas - 1998

Portrait

Constantine Alberga Campbel

Con Campbell, internationally-acclaimed soil scientist, was born January 18, 1934 , in Montego Bay , Jamaica . He graduated from Cornwall College and then obtained his BSA and MSA in soil science from Ontario Agricultural College of the University of Toronto in 1960 and 1961. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan (1965) where he showed that the carbon dating technique could be used to measure soil organic matter changes.

He joined the Swift Current Research Station in 1965 as a research scientist and, with the exception of one year in Australia , spent the next 33 years at what is now called the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre, Swift Current.

Con's skill as a soil scientist has made dryland farming more productive and sustainable in Saskatchewan and across the Prairies, as he helped unlock the secrets of soil fertility and soil organic matter decline. He showed soil degradation can be reversed using continuous cropping, minimum tillage and direct seeding. He also made important contributions in the areas of nitrogen cycling, crop rotations, conservation tillage systems, crop production economics, efficient water conservation and utilization, boron toxicity and optimum fertilizer use for most economic yields.

He rose to become principal research scientist and head of the Soils and Environment Section at Swift Current and his enthusiasm and skill as a teacher was also utilized by the University of Saskatchewan which made him an adjunct professor.

His accomplishments were widely recognized as he received the Agronomy Merit Award from Western Co-operative Fertilizers in 1986, Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science and Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1988, Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists' 1990 Distinguished Agrologist Award, Outstanding Research Award from the Canadian Society of Agronomy 1991, Fellow of the Soil Science of America and Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy in 1993. He has written chapters for internationally recognized books on soil science. In 1998 he received the ultimate recognition for his research accomplishments by being awarded the Order of Canada as well as the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Throughout his career he has been in demand as a speaker on soil science from meetings in rural Saskatchewan to international assemblies around the world.

At Swift Current he served on the school board and was active in his church. He provided leadership in soccer and cricket and was a member of Canada 's national cricket team for two years.

He moved to Ottawa in 1997. Upon his retirement in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious designation of Scientist Emeritus.

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