Forestry doctoral student Jay Raymond of Eliot, Maine, received an International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award for graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and crop nutrient management. The institute’s president presented Raymond with his award at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting in Tampa.

Along with his advisor, Professor Tom Fox, Raymond is researching the dynamics of applied nitrogen fertilizer through loblolly pine plantations to provide forest managers with an improved knowledge of nutrient stewardship in these systems. Raymond’s career goals and objectives include research emphasizing the importance of soil nutrition in relation to the productivity of forest agro-ecosystems.

“I am very thankful that the International Plant Nutrition Institute recognized the relevance of our research to their mission of responsible management of plant nutrition to meet societal needs,” Raymond said.