INT'L PLANT NUTRITION INSTITUTE NAMES ITS 2013 SCHOLAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
Sep. 25, 2013
Source: Int'l Plant Nutrition Institute news release
The winners of the 2013 Scholar Awards sponsored by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) have been selected. The awards of US$2,000 are available to graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients.
"We had a higher number of applicants for the Scholar Awards this year, and from a wider array of universities and fields of study," said Dr. Terry L. Roberts, IPNI President.
"And the qualifications of these students are impressive. The academic institutions these young people represent and their advisers and professors can be proud of their accomplishments. The selection committee adheres to rigorous guidelines in considering important aspects of each applicant's academic achievements," said Dr. Roberts.
In total, 26 graduate students were named to receive the IPNI Scholar Award in 2013, with the most widespread geographic distribution ever for the award.
Graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program region are eligible. Graduate students in the disciplines of soil and plant sciences including agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition are encouraged to apply.
Funding for the scholar award program is provided through support of IPNI member companies, primary producers of nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and other fertilizers.
The winners are listed below by region and university/institution.
Daniela Montalvo Grijalva, University of Adelaide-Waite Campus, Adelaide, Australia
Min Wang, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Xinpeng Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Yin Wang, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Yuzhen Lu, Nanjing Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
Zuoping Zhao, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Elena Ustimenko, Stavropol State Agrarian University, Stavropol, Russia
Facundo Tabbita, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Javier Coitiρo Lσpez, University of the Republic, Paysandu, Uruguay
Esteban Abbona, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Amanda Silva Parra, University Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Jaboticabal, Brazil
Charles Barrett, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Peter Kovacs, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
Tai McClellan Maaz, Washington State University, Pullman, USA
Curtis Ransom, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Jay Raymond, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, USA
Mouna Labaied Bendaly, National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia, Menzeh, Tunisia
Saβdia Batali, Hassan II Institute of Agronomy, Rabat, Morocco
Amos Robert Ngwira, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Εs, Norway
Idowu Atoloye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Tariro Ngwandu, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Anjani Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Mahesh Rajendran, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
Sonalika Sahoo, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
Naveen Gupta, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Alagie Bah, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia