GDM Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

August 20th, 2019

AMES, Iowa — GDM has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, GDM will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides recommendations on research priorities.

“Joining a renowned institution such as the ISRC provides us with the unique opportunity to exchange insights and acquire knowledge to develop solutions that better suit the American farmer’s needs,” said Ignacio Bartolomé, Business Director for GDM in North America.

According to Martin Sarinelli, GDM Research Manager for North America, “We are excited about this opportunity that will allow GDM to participate in the decision-making process related to research projects that will boost the delivery of solutions for farmers by using best-in-class technologies.”

“We value GDM’s support of the center and our research activities that are focused on increasing and protecting soybean yields in Iowa. GDM will be a great addition to the group of industry partners that the center is engaged with, and we are excited to work with them,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State.

“We welcome GDM as an industry partner. They will contribute to the collaborative efforts of the center that support the needs of Iowa soybean farmers through research, production and protection,” said Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s industry advisory council.

About GDM

GDM is a global group that applies state-of-the-art technology to research, develop and commercialize maximum productivity soybean varieties and other extensive crops. GDM employs 600 professionals, has operations in 16 countries, 13 R&D centers and 576 testing locations throughout the world. Headquartered in Gibson City, Illinois, GDM North America commercializes its leading genetics through its brands DONMARIO seeds, Virtue Seeds and its third-party licensing business. Additionally, in 2019, GDM entered a joint venture with Mustang Seeds.

 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,
Maria Soledad Echagüe, GDM, +54 (911) 32431381,
Ed Anderson, Iowa Soybean Association, 515-334-1059,