InfoAg 2017 Presentation
 
Presentations
Precision and Environment

Grand D
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Phosphorus use is essential to agricultural sustainability, but poses sustainability challenges as well. Using finite geological resources to replenish the phosphorus removed by crops alters biogeochemical flow paths on a massive scale. Agriculture is challenged to more efficiently use and recycle phosphorus, and in particular to reduce its impact on aquatic ecosystems. This presentation will detail recent steps taken to develop evidence-based suites of 4R phosphorus practices as a means to provide reliable metrics for sustainability reporting.

Speaker
Tom Bruulsema
Vice President, Americas & Research
International Plant Nutrition Institute
18 Maplewood Drive
Guelph, ON N1G 1L8
Canada
Biography
A native of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Bruulsema received his M.Sc. (Crop Science) at the University of Guelph in 1985, worked overseas in Bangladesh with the Mennonite Central Committee up to 1990, and received his Ph.D. (Soil Science) at Cornell University in 1994. for the past 23 years, he has been based in Guelph, Ontario, working for the International Plant Nutrition Institute and its predecessor, the Potash & Phosphate Institute. Dr. Bruulsema has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, and is a Certified Crop Adviser.