AMVAC Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

Soybeans. Photo by Kara Berg, ISU. 

AMES, Iowa — AMVAC Chemical Corporation has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, AMVAC provides financial support to the center and will have a representative serving on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research funding priorities for the center.

"We are excited to expand our research investment in Iowa by joining the team at the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University. AMVAC has enjoyed a successful history partnering with ISU research teams for a wide range of crop and non-crop solutions from precision planting to innovative crop solutions," said Peter Porpiglia, vice president, Global Product Development and Technical Support.

“I am delighted to have AMVAC join the group of industry partners of the center. Having worked on research with AMVAC for numerous years, I know first-hand that they will provide valuable perspective and guidance to the center’s Industry Advisory Council,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State.

The center is a formal collaboration of industry partners, the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Together, representatives from ISA and the industry partners make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council, which includes AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Merschman Seeds and Syngenta.


AMVAC Chemical Corporation is a diversified specialty chemical company delivering products and technologies to agricultural, horticulture, public health, ornamental plants and turfgrass markets for commercial and consumer applications. AMVAC is a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation.

About the Iowa Soybean Research Center

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