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 of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale for research, marketing and education projects.

Projects that were funded included:


Effect of Fertigation on Irrigated Season Soybeans to Various Soil Moisture Levels, led by Cory Whaley, James Adkins and Phillip Sylvester all of the University of Delaware.


Evaluating the Response of Full Season Soybeans to Various Soil Moisture Levels, proposed by Cory Whaley, James Adkins and Philip Sylvester, all of the University of Delaware.


Increasing Yield and Profitability in Double-Crop Soybean, proposed by Cory Whaley and Philip Sylvester.


Can Plant Population Play a Role in Reducing Lodging Losses in Soybeans from Dectes Stem Borer? William Cissel, Philip Sylvester and Corey Whaley, University of Delaware.


Weed Management for No-Till and Double Cropped Soybeans by Mark VanGessel of the University of Delaware.


Assesing the Impacts of Row Spacing and Fungicide Timing on Disease Control Profitability in Double Crop Soybean Production Systems, led by Nathan Kleczewski of the University of Delaware.

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