Interpretive Summaries

One of the strategic goals of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is to facilitate research on the sustainable use of plant nutrients needed for agriculture to meet future global demand for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. We accomplish this objective through partnerships with colleges, universities, government agencies, and other institutions and organizations around the world where IPNI programs are established.

This past year we provided financial and in-kind support to over 130 projects around the world. Our scientists work closely with the researchers and cooperators carrying out the research often assisting with the initiation, design, and implementation, monitoring of progress, and the interpretation and dissemination of results.

The studies are diverse, including fertilizer best management practices, site-specific nutrient management, and other components of 4R Nutrient Stewardship in cropping systems, but increasing crop yields and productivity is a common objective with most of our research. Projects typically run for 3 to 4 years, although we do support some longer-term studies. IPNI scientists compile short interpretive summaries highlighting key findings and progress of each project annually.

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