Prof. Clarence Swanton, Department of Plant Agriculture, has been honoured by Bayer Canada Inc. for his research in crop protection and weed science.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Bayer presented awards to 23 Canadians who have made a mark on society through science and innovation.  Swanton was recognized for his expertise in weed ecology and the development of integrated weed management systems for field crops.

Bayer president and CEO Christian Laterback said those honoured have contributed to areas of knowledge instrumental in the company’s history of innovation and advancement. Swanton’s fellow award recipients included David Suzuki, Belinda Stronach, Rick Mercer, and Roberta Bondar.

Bondar and Swanton are both U of G graduates from the Ontario Agricultural College; Swanton joined the college faculty in 1985.

Plant agriculture professor Clarence Swanton, right, receives his award from Bayer Canada CEO Christian Laterback.