Terry L. Roberts was named President of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) when it was established in January 1, 2007. IPNI is a non-profit, scientific organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrients.
He had been President of the Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI), the predecessor to IPNI. With agronomic programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, IPNI has initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel, fiber, and feed.
A native of Alberta, Canada, Dr. Roberts grew up in a family-owned retail fertilizer business. He received a B.S.A. in Crop Science (1981) and a Ph.D. in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (1985) from the University of Saskatchewan.
Terry worked as a contract scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada prior to joining PPI in 1989 as their Western Canada Director.
He moved to PPI’s headquarters in Norcross, Georgia in 1999 to head up their communications group and oversee the Institute’s international programs.
Dr. Roberts was named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy in 2001.