PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — Graduate student Zachary Stewart, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, was selected, along with 36 other graduate students from 13 countries, for an International Plant Nutrition Institute 2015 Scholar Award. Each winner receives the equivalent of $2,000.
Stewart was one of six recipients from the United States. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in agronomy under the supervision of Professor Charles Shapiro. His dissertation is “Evaluating the Effect of Foliar Micronutrients on Maize Grain Yield, Grain Biofortification, and the Uptake, Mobility, and Partitioning of the Applied Micronutrients.”
As a global organization, IPNI has initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel, fiber and feed. There is widespread concern for issues such as food security and the relationship of crop production to the environment and ecosystems. Through cooperation and partnering with respected institutions around the world, IPNI adds its strengths to agronomic research, education, demonstrations, training and other endeavors. IPNI began operating in January of 2007 and now has active programs in Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, China, Eastern Europe/Central Asia and Middle East, Latin America-Southern Cone, Mexico and Central America, Northern Latin America, North America (Canada and United States), South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The IPNI Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program. The award is available to graduate students in science programs relevant to plant nutrition science and the management of crop nutrients including agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology and environmental science.