A new epicenter of research that aims to help give farmers better tools to grow crops more sustainability is now open. It’s called the WinField United Innovation Center, which is a 55,000-square-foot facility that replaces the WinField Product Development Center and Spray Analysis System.

The new facility will enhance WinField United’s $50 million annual research commitment to helping farmers grow food more sustainably and productively as they work to feed a growing world population. This research will help farmers precisely and responsibly apply crop protection and nutrient products exactly where they’re needed in the field.

“The WinField United Innovation Center further strengthens our research and development capabilities and our reputation as a leader in 21st-century agribusiness and innovation,” said Land O’Lakes CEO Chris Policinski, which is WinField United’s parent company. “The research and testing performed here will enable more targeted applications of crop protection products, which benefits both applicators and farmers. It also helps move the industry forward to achieve greater sustainability in land, water and air quality.” Read the full story here.