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Iowa Soybean Research Center has new partner

Merschman Seeds joins advisory council of soybean research program based at Iowa State University.

June 19, 2020

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Close-up of soybean plant
PROVIDING INSIGHT: ISRC’s advisory council serves to identify research needs in the areas of soybean production and protection for benefit of Iowa growers. Courtesty of ISU

Merschman Seeds, based at Westpoint in southeast Iowa, has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Merschman Seeds provides financial support to the center and will have a representative on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research funding priorities for the center.

“My father was a founding member of the Iowa Soybean Association, so we strongly believe in the good work ISA does to help Iowa farmers achieve profitable yields through the Iowa Soybean Research Center. It’s always smart to invest in the future of the Iowa soybean farmer,” says Joe Merschman, president and CEO of Merschman Seeds, a family owned company.

Growing list of industry partners 

“Merschman Seeds is a great addition to the growing list of industry partners that the center is engaged with, and we look forward to working with them,” says Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and a professor of plant pathology and microbiology at ISU. “We value Merschman’s support of the center to help realize our mutual goals of protecting and increasing soybean yields in Iowa.” 

“The addition of Merschman Seeds as an industry partner will help to increase the collaborative efforts of the center by supporting the needs of Iowa soybean farmers through research, production and protection,” says Ed Anderson, director of research for ISA and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s Industry Advisory Council. 

The center is a formal collaboration of industry partners, the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa State’s College of Ag and Life Sciences. Together, representatives from ISA and the industry partners make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council, which includes BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Merschman Seeds and Syngenta. The council has three farmer members. 

Source: ISU, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 




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