Research

The Delaware Soybean Board funds soybean research on an annual basis to support the viability and profitability of soybean farmers in Delaware.DSB’s research objectives include increasing the average bushels per acre yield to 49.2 by 2021; providing Delaware soybean farmers with the information they need to deal with weed and pest threats to their crops; and providing Delaware soybean farmers with the information they need to access and implement best production practices to help them continue to be good stewards of the land.

Researchers who are interested in applying for soybean checkoff funding should consult the board’s Research Priorities and Guidelines as they develop their proposal. Proposals must be submitted on the board’s Application form. Proposals must be submitted by Dec. 15 to Susanne@desoybeans.org.

Soybean research projects funded by boards like ours across the nation are tracked in the National Soybean Research Database.


2017 Research

Delaware soybean farmers serving on the Delaware Soybean Board funded six research projects totaling $50,200 on topics ranging from no-till weed management to delivering nutrients via irrigation, a process known as “fertigation.”

Funding was provided by the soybean checkoff program. The checkoff, which was authorized by Congress in 1990, assesses one-half...Read More »


2016 Research

Delaware soybean farmers funded eight research projects totaling $92,268 on topics ranging from irrigation rates to non-GMO seed breeding to Chesapeake Bay water quality for the 2016 growing season.

Projects that were funded included:


Assessing the Impacts of Seed Treatments and Rotation on SCN Populations and Soybean Yield Over Time, led...Read More »

2015 Research

The Delaware Soybean Board funded $84,293.66 in research at the University of Delaware – a record amount for the board.


Statewide Insect Pest Survey in Soybeans; University of Delaware (UD) Cissel, Whalen; ( $6,031).

Objectives: Establish a statewide monitoring system for pests to alert producers in a timely manner of potential...Read More »


2014 Research

The Delaware Soybean Board funded eight research projects ranging from the two-spotted spider mite to the impact of Soybean Necrotic Vein Virus.


Management of slugs in Delaware soybean fields; Joanne Whalen and Bill Cissel (University of Delaware); ($0).   (2013 Project was extended.)

The research team will: