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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Regulations Report available to Delaware Farmers

(DOVER, DELAWARE) January 15, 2018 – A study of regulations impacting farm businesses by the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) has revealed that farmers are required to comply with more than 120 separate regulations from three dozen agencies to operate an agricultural business in the First State. “The results demonstrate that Delaware farmers work in a highly-regulated environment,” stated Jay...

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First State Farmer Wins with First Year of High Oleic

(BRIDGEVILLE, DELAWARE) – High oleic soybeans have been available in Delaware since 2014. With more farmers growing this specialty soybean each year, Kevin Evans, a soybean farmer from Bridgeville, thought 2016 might be time to give it a try. As it turns out, it was. Evans won the 2016 statewide double crop yield award with 73.51 bushels per acre of his Pioneer 42T71 Plenish beans. “As a...

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