Soy Checkoff Invests in 2019 Research

The Delaware Soybean Board approved funding of six research projects totaling $64,940, with emphasis on management techniques for disease and pest control. Funding was provided through the Soybean Checkoff Program, which was authorized by Congress in 1990. The checkoff assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale for research, marketing and...

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Kent County Farmer Fred Stites takes top honors in Delaware Soybean Yield Contest

(Harrington, DE – 1/17/19) Fred Stites of Kent County had the state’s top 2018 soybean yield with 78.81 bushels per acre of full season soybeans. The field was no-till and Stites used Pioneer P35T58 seed. Mark Collins of Sussex County won the statewide double crop competition with 67.98 bushels per acre. Collins planted Dekalb 4135 following corn, which had been cover cropped with rye. The...

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New Members and Officers Begin Terms with Delaware Soybean Board

(HARRINGTON, DE) Two new farmers have joined the nine-member Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) for terms which began October 1. Brett Coverdale of Harrington was elected to succeed Jonathan Snow of Smyrna. Coverdale farms 200 acres in Kent County with his brother Ben, raising corn and soybeans. Tim Rogers of Frankford was elected to succeed Jay Baxter of Georgetown. Rogers farms 1,300 acres with his...

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2018 Research Funded

The Delaware Soybean Board approved funding of seven research projects totaling $67,217 focusing on issues of fertigation rates, nutrient uptake, and management techniques for disease and pest control. Funding was provided through the Soybean Checkoff Program, which was authorized by Congress in 1990. The checkoff assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at their...

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Sussex County Farmer Mark Collins takes top honors in Delaware Soybean Yield Contest

(HARRINGTON, DELAWARE) – January 11, 2018 – Mark Collins of Sussex County had the state’s top 2017 soybean yield with 84.55 bushels per acre of full season soybeans. Collins planted Pioneer P41T65PR, a Plenish bean, which produces high-oleic soybean oil. Collins received $1,000 for highest yield in the full season category and an additional $500 for the state’s top yield. David Smoker of Kent...

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Delaware Soybean Board Requests Research Proposals

(DOVER, DELAWARE) – October 26, 2017 – The Delaware Soybean Board is seeking proposals to conduct soybean research. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. The board is particularly interested in proposals which address promotion and protection of yield, including genetic improvement as well as research on dealing with herbicide resistant weeds, disease and pests. In addition, the...

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