The U.S. Soy industry values a variety of partnerships within the value chain. From sustainability partnerships to international partnerships and even non-food related partnerships, U.S. growers look to the greater soybean industry for innovation collaboration that brings new products to market and continually provides high-quality soybeans. An exciting new partnership is on the horizon.
In a recent article, High Plains Journal reported BASF is joining the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. The collaboration supports emerging technology and innovations to help soybean growers produce high-yielding, high-quality soybeans.
“We welcome and look forward to collaborating with BASF,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State. “We appreciate BASF’s financial support. Their partnership with the center underscores their commitment to research in the area of soybean production and illustrates their understanding of the real-world challenges that Iowa soybean farmers face.”
The Iowa Soybean Research Center, a partnership between the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa State University, was created in 2014 to forge strong public-private collaborations to support Iowa soybean growers.
“BASF is committed to supporting the industry, and we believe it is important to partner with organizations like the Iowa Soybean Research Center,” said Julia Daum, BASF senior program lead for trait research. “We are excited about the research center’s new opportunities and innovations for soybean growers that will provide long-term benefits for their operations.”
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