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Dr. T. Scott Murrell

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PO Box 2539
West Lafayette, Indiana 47996
Scott was raised in an agricultural family and is a native of a small rural town in Indiana, located in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science at Texas A&M University in 1996. After graduation, Scott began his career as the Northcentral Director for the Potash & Phosphate Institute and served in that same capacity when that organization transformed into the International Plant Nutrition Institute in 2007. In 2016, he was appointed the Potassium Program Director. In that capacity, he is working with IPNI’s global network of scientists to identify and address key limitations to proper potassium nutrition of agricultural crops.


Doctor of Philosophy, Soil Science, Texas A&M University 1996
Master of Science, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, Purdue University, 1991
Doctor of Philosophy Student, Near Eastern Languages and Literature, Yale University, 1986-1987
Bachelor of Arts, General History Major, Religious Studies Minor, Purdue University, 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Soil Science Industry Award, Soil Science Society of America 2009
  • American Society of Agronomy Educational Materials Award, 2006
  • International Minerals Corporation Fellowship, 1992-1995
  • Gary Fitzgerald Scholarship, Texas Plant Food Institute, 1994
  • J. Fielding Reed Potash and Phosphate Institute Fellowship, 1992
  • Graduated with Distinction from Purdue University, 1986
  • Valedictorian, Twin Lakes High School, 1982
  • Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, 1982

  • Professional Service

  • ASA Northcentral Branch, President, 2010 (elected)
  • ASA Northcentral Branch, Secretary-Treasurer, 2009 (elected)
  • ASA Board of Directors, 2006-Present (elected)
  • ASA Division A9 Board Representative, 2006-Present (elected)
  • CSSA Editorial Affairs, Policies, & Practices Committee 2003 (appointed)
  • CSSA Crop Management Editorial Board, 2003 (appointed)
  • ICCA – Minnesota: Board Member, 2003-Present (appointed)
  • ICCA – South Dakota: Board Member, 1997-2000 (appointed)
  • Co-Chair, IPNI Decision Support Systems for Maize Working Group, 2008-present (appointed)
  • Program Committee Member, Northcentral Extension Industry Conference, 2003-present (appointed)
  • Scientific Reviewer, Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Program, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011 (appointed)
  • Committee Member, Minnesota Agricultural Nutrient Task Force, 2005 (appointed)
  • Scientist, Nitrogen Fertilizer Rapid Assessment Program, Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, 2004 (appointed)
  • Program Committee Member, International Precision Agriculture Conference, 2000, 2002, 2004 (appointed)
  • Committee Member, Minnesota Crop Production Research Foundation, 2003-4 (appointed)
  • Program Committee Member, InfoAg Conference, 1999, 2001, 2003 (appointed)
  • Member, Soil and Plant Analysis Council, 2000-3 (appointed)
  • Agronomy Society of America Division A9 Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2002 (appointed)
  • American Chemical Society 1994-1996
  • Texas Society for Electron Microscopy 1994-1996