Dr. T. Scott Murrell, is a Principal Scientist for the African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) based in Benguérir, Morocco.
Scott was raised in an agricultural family and is a native of a small rural town in Indiana, located in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Murrell began his career as the Northcentral Director for the Potash and Phosphate Institute (PPI) and served in that same capacity when that organization transformed into the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Dr. Murrell is Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Agronomy Department at Purdue University, USA. Prior to joining APNI, Dr. Murrell was appointed the Potassium Program Director for IPNI. In that capacity, he worked with IPNI’s global network of scientists to identify and address key limitations to proper potassium nutrition of agricultural crops.
Scott’s primary responsibility as Principal Scientist is to cooperate with government, university, not-for-profit, NGO, and industry scientists to develop and implement evidence-based, sustainable, crop nutrition approaches to attain food and nutrient security for Africa.