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Plant Nutrition Canda
Chief Scientist

Based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Tom Bruulsema is Chief Scientist with IPNI Canada, working with industry, environmental, and scientific groups to lead agricultural service providers in advancing sustainability. He has served for over 25 years with industry-supported science organizations, leading and contributing to projects on the interactions of crop nutrition with health-functional foods, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, and eutrophication in Lake Erie. Recent achievements include contributions to nutrient stewardship certification programs in the United States and Canada, and to international initiatives in sustainable management of nitrogen and phosphorus.


Dr. Bruulsema holds a PhD in Soil Science from Cornell University, and has been recognized as Fellow by the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy. He has experience in precision farming research, as a research associate at the University of Minnesota (1994), and in subtropical agricultural cropping systems research, as an agronomist with the Mennonite Central Committee in Bangladesh (1986-1990). 

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