AMES, Iowa — Albaugh, LLC has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner.
In this role, Albaugh provides financial support to the center, which will be leveraged with soybean checkoff funds from the Iowa Soybean Association to support soybean research at the university. Albaugh will also have a representative serving on the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council, which provides guidance on research needs and funding priorities for the center.
“Albaugh is proud to join the Iowa Soybean Research Center as an industry partner. The advisory council presents a great opportunity for collaboration among industry stakeholders to provide input on research needs and priorities that benefit soybean producers in Iowa and beyond. As an Iowa-based company firmly rooted in agriculture and committed to providing innovative and strategic solutions to farmers, we are excited to have a seat at the table,” said Chris Zita, director of seed treatments for Albaugh.
“Albaugh has long been recognized as a global provider of a broad portfolio of crop protection products. As such, they will provide valuable insights and guidance to the center as it strives to identify research that is needed to support soybean production in Iowa. We are delighted to have Albaugh join the center as an industry partner,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State.
“We welcome Albaugh’s support of the center as we strive to meet the needs of Iowa soybean farmers through collaborating on innovative research to find ways to optimize 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 make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. Albaugh is the center’s newest industry partner, joining AGCO, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Beck’s, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Innvictis/Simplot, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Merschman Seeds, Peterson Genetics, Syngenta and UPL.
About Albaugh, LLC
Albaugh, LLC, headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of crop protection products globally, with manufacturing operations in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and the European Union.
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.