Tom Bruulsema

Chief Scientist
Plant Nutrition Canada

Tom Bruulsema is Chief Scientist with Plant Nutrition Canada, supporting the nutrient stewardship programs of the fertilizer industry. He chairs the the International Fertilizer Association’s Scientific Panel on Responsible Plant Nutrition. From 2017 to 2019, he was vice-president for the Americas of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, he served for 25 years with IPNI and its predecessor, the Potash & Phosphate Institute. Dr. Bruulsema has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy. He was previously a research associate at the University of Minnesota (1994), and an agronomist with the Mennonite Central Committee in Bangladesh (1986-1990). Education: B.S. 1983 University of Guelph (Agriculture); M.S. 1985 University of Guelph (Crop Science); Ph.D. 1994 Cornell University (Soil Science)