06 Oct 2016

About the Potassium Program


International Plant Nutrition Institute Appoints Dr. T. Scott Murrell as Potassium Program Director

Oct 6, 2016 – Peachtree Corners, GA, USA – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has appointed Dr. T. Scott Murrell as Director of its new Potassium Program.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Murrell has worked for IPNI (2007 to present) and its predecessor the Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI; 1996 to 2007) as IPNI Director of the North America Program and PPI Regional Director of the Northcentral U.S. Program. Most recently, Dr. Murrell’s focus within the IPNI North American Program has been on the improvement of nutrient management within corn-soybean cropping systems, data management for soil testing and crop nutrient uptake, and soil potassium assessment. Dr. Murrell will continue his work with data management as that is an integral component of potassium plant nutrition and management.

“All IPNI scientists’ activities include agronomic programs that address potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other plant nutrients as part of the Institute’s regional and global tactical plans,” explained IPNI President Dr. Terry L. Roberts. “Our addition of a Potassium Program Director completes our team of Directors that will have primary and global focus on each of the major nutrients.”

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 now has active programs aimed at developing the mineral fertilizer markets in China, India, Southeast Asia, South and Central America, North America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Australia, and Africa.

Members of IPNI include leading global fertilizer producers (alphabetically): Agrium Inc.; Arab Potash Company; BHP Billiton, CF Industries Holdings, Inc.; Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition; International Raw Materials, LTD.; K+S KALI GmbH; Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd; LUXI Fertilizer Industry Group; OCP S.A.; PhosAgro; PotashCorp; Shell Sulphur Solutions; Simplot; Sinofert Holdings, LTD; SQM; The Mosaic Company; Uralchem, JSC; Uralkali; and Yara International ASA.

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); Fertilizer Canada; Fertilizers Europe; Fertiliser Association of India (FAI); International Fertilizer Association (IFA); International Potash Institute (IPI); The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), and The Sulphur Institute (TSI).

IPNI Contacts
Dr. Terry Roberts, IPNI President, Ph: 770.447.0335; e-mail: info@ipni.net.
Dr. Robert Mikkelsen, IPNI VP Communications, Ph: 770-825-8070; e-mail: rmikkelsen@ipni.net.
Mr. Gavin Sulewski, IPNI Editor, Ph: 770.825.8080; e-mail: gsulewski@ipni.net

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