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BASF Teams Up with Iowa State to Research Soybeans

April 12, 2019
Image courtesy of BASF
Image courtesy of BASF

German chemicals firm BASF recently formed a partnership with the Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University to collaborate on new solutions and technologies for soybean production, a company press release announced Thursday.

“We welcome and look forward to collaborating with BASF,” Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology at Iowa State, said in a statement. “We appreciate BASF’s financial support. Their partnership with the center underscores their commitment to research in soybean production and illustrates their understanding of the real-world challenges that Iowa soybean farmers face.”

Julia Daum, Senior Program Lead for Trait Research at BASF, will serve as the firm’s representative on the center’s Industry Advisory Council, where she will assist in developing its research priorities. 

“BASF is committed to supporting the industry, and we believe it is important to partner with organizations like the Iowa Soybean Research Center,” said Daum in the release. “Together we will develop new opportunities and innovations for soybean growers that will provide long-term benefits for their operations.”

Iowa State launched the Soybean Research Center in 2014 in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association with the aim of fostering public-private collaborations that benefit Iowa soybean farmers. 

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