Delaware Soybean Board Awards Research Grants

The Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) is pleased to announce the selection and funding of seven projects to address strategic needs of Delaware soybean farmers. These grants, totaling $53,762, are funded through the soybean checkoff program, where farmers collectively invest in research, promotion, and consumer and industry information to benefit all soybean farmers. “We see significant results from...

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Delaware Soybean Yield Contest Winners set Record High Yields

(Harrington, DE, January 16, 2020) Phillip Sylvester of Kent County had the state’s top 2019 soybean yield with 94.24 bushels per acre of full season soybeans, breaking all previous contest records by nearly 10 bushels per acre. This 12% increase in yield was in a no-till field using Hubner H4228242x seed. David Smoker of Sussex County won the statewide double crop competition with 79.38 bushels...

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Delaware Soybean Board Requests Research Proposals

Researchers are encouraged to apply to the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) to conduct soybean research benefiting Delaware farmers. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019. “The Board is particularly interested in proposals which address promotion and protection of yield, including genetic improvement and variety selection as well as research on dealing with herbicide resistant weeds, disease...

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New Members and Executive Join Delaware Soybean Board

(HARRINGTON, DE) Two new farmers have joined the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) for terms which began October 1. Both from Kent County, the new members are Kellie Blessing of Harrington and Chad Dempsey of Dover. Also representing Kent County is Brett Coverdale of Harrington. Representatives from New Castle County include Mike Clay, Vice-Chair, and Robbie Emerson, both of Middletown. Cory Atkins...

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New Executive Director Named at Delaware Soybean Board

The Delaware Soybean Board has named Danielle Bauer as Executive Director effective October 1, 2019. “Danielle’s dedication to the agriculture industry is commendable,” stated Delaware Soybean Board Chair Cory Atkins. “The Board of Directors is excited to have someone with her knowledge and passion working with our soy farmers.” Previously, Danielle was with Thompson Ag Consulting as the...

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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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