AMES, Iowa — UPL has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, UPL 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.
“UPL is committed to collaborating within the agriculture industry to provide new, innovative solutions that alleviate grower challenges. The Iowa Soybean Research Center shares this commitment, and we are excited to partner with them in delivering innovative research and resources to soybean growers,” said Lynn Justesen, UPL Technical Service Lead for Row Crops.
“UPL is an exciting addition to the center’s forward-thinking group of industry partners,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State. “With a shared focus on sustainability and regenerative agriculture efforts, UPL will be a good fit,” he said.
“We welcome UPL’s support of the center and in helping us meet the needs of Iowa’s soybean farmers through innovative research toward the goal of maximizing farmer profitability by optimizing productivity and sustainability,” said Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s industry advisory council.
The center is a formal collaboration of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Soybean Association and industry partners. Together, representatives from ISA and the industry partners make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. UPL is the center’s 10th industry partner, joining AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Merschman Seeds and Syngenta.
UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products & solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $5 billion. Through OpenAg, UPL is focused on facilitating progress for the entire agricultural value chain, striving towards its mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, UPL’s portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 13,600 registrations. It is present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally.
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 ISRC@iastate.edu.