Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Grant! Since 1986, Grant has worked as a research scientist at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Read more about her accomplishments and contributions to the field of plant nutrition here. For more information on IPNI Awards, visit our website.
In August I attended the Nutrient Reduction Strategy Field Day in Gilmore City, Iowa, USA. The next day I visited the 4R research site with Cliff Snyder, IPNI’s Nitrogen program director. The research site has 32 individually subsurface drained plots for subsurface drainage water quality evaluation. You can read more about the research project here.
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has selected the winners of the 2015 Scholar Awards program. A total of 37 graduate students, representing 13 countries, were chosen as IPNI Scholar Award recipients. Each winner receives the equivalent of US$2,000.
“The selection committee was encouraged by the number and quality of applications it received,” said Terry L. Roberts, IPNI President. “Many countries and institutions were represented. The students are doing impressive work and will contribute immensely to the field of plant nutrition,” said Roberts.
Graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country within an IPNI regional program are eligible. The award is available to graduate students in science programs relevant to plant nutrition science and the management of crop nutrients including: agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, environmental science, and others. To read more about the winners and the Scholar Award program, click here.
IPNI offers a wide range of expert scientific publications, many of which are available for free download. Grab a copy of our signature publication, “Better Crops with Plant Food,” here. If you’re looking for information on a specific nutrient, then take a look at the Nutri-Facts series. To learn more about what we offer, visit our publications page, or online store.
The Krishi Jyoti project, which means enlightened agriculture, was launched in 2008-09, by The Mosaic Company and the S M Sehgal Foundation. It has helped more than 3200 farmers in the water challenged Mewat region of Haryana and Rajasthan. IPNI staff in South Asia continue to educate farmers about balanced nutrient management and promote the use of Nutrient Expert.
Let’s meet nitrogen, one of our essential building blocks of life and a vital part of every cell, plant, insect and animal. This video describes how and why modern nitrogen fertilizer was developed, as well as the strategies farmers use to grow healthier and higher yielding crops with nitrogen fertilizer.
2015 marks the 20th year of the The InfoAg Conference. The event featured dozens of retailers, speakers, and workshops, showcasing the latest in precision agriculture. InfoAg returns to the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO, August 2-4, 2016.