26 Jun 2015

IPNI appoints Phosphorus Program Director

June 26, 2015 – Peachtree Corners, GA, USA – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has appointed Dr. Tom Bruulsema as its Phosphorus Program Director. “This change in focus reflects a need to devote greater attention to phosphorus, its role in global food security, and its potential for unintended envi- ronmental impacts,” explained IPNI President Dr. Terry L. Roberts. “Tom has been directing IPNI programs in the Northeast for 21 years and will continue his involvement and leadership on 4R nutrient stewardship and sustainability issues,” said Roberts.

All IPNI scientists’ activities include agronomic programs that address phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and other plant nutrients, and 4R Nutrient Stewardship is a strategic component of the Institute’s regional and global tactical plans. Having a Phosphorus Program Director will provide a point person to lead the Institute’s ongoing efforts in ensuring phosphorus is used effectively and efficiently.

Dr. Bruulsema has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy. He will continue to be based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

About the International Plant Nutrition Institute
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science based organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family. IPNI has initiatives ad- dressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel, fiber, and feedstocks. IPNI now has active programs aimed at developing the mineral fertilizer markets in areas of the world where agriculture is developing fastest, including China, India, Southeast Asia, South and Central America, North America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Australia and Africa. Through cooperation with leading organizations throughout the world, IPNI helps to conduct research and educational programs, training and other projects related to agriculture.

Members of IPNI include leading global fertilizer producers (alphabetically): Agrium Inc.; Arab Potash Company; Belarusian Potash Company; BHP Billiton, CF Industries Holdings, Inc.; Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition; International Raw Materials LTD.; Intrepid Potash, Inc.; K+S KALI GmbH; LUXI Fertilizer Indus- try Group; OCP S.A.; PhosAgro; PotashCorp; Qatar Fertiliser Company; Shell Sulphur Solutions; Simplot; Sinofert Holdings LTD; SQM; The Mosaic Company; Toros Tarim; Uralchem; and Uralkali.

Affiliate members of IPNI include national and international fertilizer producer associations, as well as scientific research organizations and institutes (alphabetically): Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA); Associação Nacional para Difusão de Adubos (ANDA); Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI); Fertiliser Association of India (FAI); International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA); International Potash Institute (IPI); and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI).

IPNI Contacts: Dr. Terry Roberts, IPNI President; Phone: 770.447.0335; Email: info@ipni.net
Gavin Sulewski, IPNI Editor; Phone: 770.825.8080; Email: gsulewski@ipni.net