The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science-based organization with a focus on agronomic education and research support. IPNI officially began operations on January 1, 2007, and now has established programs in China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northern Latin America, Brazil, Latin America-Southern Cone, North America (U.S. and Canada), Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Eastern Europe/Central Asia, and a presence in the Middle East.
The mission of IPNI is to develop and promote scientific information about the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family.
IPNI is a global organization with initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel, fiber, and feed. There is widespread concern for issues such as climate change and relationship of crop production to the environment and ecosystems, and IPNI programs are achieving positive results. Best management practices (BMPs) for fertilizer use encourage the concept of applying the right product, at the right rate, right time, and right place.
Membership in IPNI is composed of companies that are basic producers of one or more of the major plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulfur) for agricultural purposes. Large retail organizations that do not qualify as basic producers may qualify as associate members. Certain other organizations qualify as affiliate members.
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