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Valent joins Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State Universityqrcode

May. 24, 2024

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May. 24, 2024

Valent U.S.A. LLC
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The Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University welcomes Valent as its newest industry partner. A representative from Valent will serve on the center’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research needs and funding priorities for the center.


Soybeans seedlings. Photo by Daren Mueller, Iowa State University.

″Valent is honored to join the group of industry partners associated with the Iowa Soybean Research Center and looks forward to the collaboration. We are committed to developing technologies that equip growers to protect their crops, enhance yield and quality and drive sustainability,″ said Kenneth Seebold, senior director of field research and development for Valent.

″I am pleased to welcome Valent as the newest partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center,″ said ISRC co-director Greg Tylka. ″I have worked with Valent scientists evaluating products for control of the soybean cyst nematode for numerous years and have admired their approach to developing pest management solutions for soybean farmers.″

″We look forward to adding Valent’s perspective to the ISRC Industry Advisory Council as we continually strive to identify researchable questions and gain insights to improve soybean farmers’ productivity, profitability and sustainability,″ said Christie Wiebbecke, chief officer of research and conservation for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s Industry Advisory Council.

As one of the ISRC’s industry partners, Valent will 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.

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 industry make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. Valent is the center’s newest industry partner, joining Ag Ingenuity Partners, Albaugh, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Beck’s, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Innvictis/Simplot, Meristem Crop Performance, Merschman Seeds, Mosaic, Nutrien, Peterson Genetics, Sound Agriculture, Syngenta and UPL.


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