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 by University of Delaware researcher Nathan Kleczewski, with $3,986.

Assessing the impacts of seed treatments on populations of SCN over time


Examining the capacity of Phytophthora capcisi to spread through soybean also led by Kleczewski, $5,000.


Evaluating the Response of Full Season and Double Cropped Soybean in Narrow and Wide Rows to Various Soil Moisture Levels, proposed by Cory Whaley, James Adkins and Phillip Sylvester, all of the University of Delaware, with $16,262.

Final Report to DSB – Irrigation 2016 – Final


Effect of Fertigation on Irrigated Full Season and Double Cropped Soybeans also was proposed by Whaley, Adkins and Sylvester, with $8,979.

Final Report to DSB – Fertigation – 2016 – Final


Area-Wide Evaluation of Multiple Insecticide Applications to Control Dectes Stem Borer in Soybeans, led by Philip Sylvester, Bill Cissel, Joanne Whalen of the University of Delaware, with $3,870.

Dectes 2016 Delaware Soybean Final Report


Evaluate Soybean Lines with Feed Value Traits Combines with Oil Value in non-GMO Varieties Adapted to Delmarva, a project by John Schillinger and Bill Rhodes of Schillinger Genetics of Queenstown, Md. The Delaware Soybean Board teamed up with the Maryland Soybean Board to support the company’s research into non-GMO varieties with special traits.


Weed Management for No-Till and Double Cropped Soybeans for Problem Species and Herbicide-Resistant Biotypes by Mark VanGessel of the University of Delaware, with $17,897 in checkoff support.


Analyses of Phosphorus Origin in the Chesapeake Bay, led by Deb Jaisi of the University of Delaware, with $21,274.

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