Meristem Crop Performance partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa — Meristem Crop Performance has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Meristem will serve on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research needs and funding priorities for the center.

“The focus of Meristem Crop Performance on producing and delivering crop inputs and technologies to farmers is notable,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology, entomology and microbiology at Iowa State. “Their mission to maximize farmer profitability is consistent with the goals of our center at Iowa State.”

“Meristem is excited to be a part of the mission of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State.  We are passionate about bringing cutting edge technology to farmers to help them reach new yield levels while maximizing return on investment and sustainability long-term,” said Shane Brockhoff, Iowa regional director for Meristem Crop Performance.

Meristem Crop Performance will also provide 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.

“We look forward to gaining Meristem’s valuable perspective and focus on cropping system inputs to enhance soybean productivity and profitability to the benefit of Iowa’s soybean farmers,” said Christie Wiebbecke, 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. Meristem Crop Performance is the center’s newest industry partner, joining AGCO, Albaugh, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Beck’s, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Innvictis/Simplot, Merschman Seeds, Mosaic, Nutrien, Peterson Genetics, Sound Agriculture, Syngenta and UPL.

Meristem Crop Performance
Meristem Crop Performance sources, formulates and delivers high-quality crop inputs to help farmers and independent agribusinesses make the most of their infrastructure and intellectual property investments.  

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


Greg Tylka, Iowa Soybean Research Center, 515-294-0878,
Kara Berg, Iowa Soybean Research Center, 515-294-8927,
Christie Wiebbecke, Iowa Soybean Association, 515-334-1082,
Shane Brockoff, Meristem Crop Performance, 712-307-0390,