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Nutrien and Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University Announce Partnership

Nutrien and the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University are now industry partners according to a release. Nutrien will now have representation that serves on the ISRC’s industry advisory council. The council guides research and funding needs for the research center.

“We recognize Nutrien as one of the world’s largest providers of crop inputs, particularly potash and nitrogen fertilizer,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State. “They will bring very useful insight and perspective to the Iowa Soybean Research Center and its advisory council. We look forward to having their representative join the council in guiding our investments in soybean research at Iowa State University.”

Nutrien will help to financially support the center along with the Iowa Soybean Association. The financial support funds soybean research at the university.

“We welcome Nutrien as the center’s newest industry partner and look forward to gaining their valuable perspective in identifying ways to improve soybean productivity and sustainability,” said Christie Wiebbecke, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s Industry Advisory Council. “Ultimately, we have a shared goal of providing valuable research outcomes that will benefit Iowa’s soybean farmers.”

The center is a collaboration between Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Soybean Association and industry partners. According to the release, representatives from ISA and the industry make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. Other industry partners for the center include AGCO, Albaugh, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Beck’s, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Innvictis/Simplot, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Merschman Seeds, Mosaic, Peterson Genetics, Syngenta and UPL.