Soybean field. (ISU photo)
Ames, IA (May 14, 2019) — The Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University is pleased to announce Syngenta as its latest industry partner. In this role, Syngenta will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which advises the center on its research priorities.
“Syngenta is pleased to partner with the Iowa Soybean Research Center. We are very impressed with the breadth and importance of the projects presently being sponsored by the ISRC and look forward to seeing how their results improve and shape the productivity of the soybean industry,” says Stott Howard, Heartland Region crop protection field development head for Syngenta.
“We greatly appreciate Syngenta’s support of the center and the research we are conducting,” says Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State. “Their input and feedback on Iowa State’s soybean research portfolio will be valuable.”
“We are excited to have Syngenta as an industry partner. By engaging with the Soybean Center, Syngenta will enhance collaboration efforts to meet the research and production information needs of Iowa soybean farmers,” says Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s industry advisory council.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, Syngenta's 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. The company is committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.
The Iowa Soybean Research Center was established in 2014 by Iowa State University in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association. The center was founded to increase soybean production and profitability for Iowa farmers through coordinated research efforts involving Iowa State, the Iowa Soybean Association and the private sector.
More information on becoming an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center is available by contacting center director Greg Tylka, (515) 294-0878 or ISRC@iastate.edu. More at www.iowasoybeancenter.org.