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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Five Ways Delaware Farmers Are Excelling at Sustainability

(DOVER, DELAWARE) May 15, 2017 – When Delaware’s soybean farmers began planting this spring, they did so with the environment in mind. Based on statistics from the United Soybean Board’s “Soy Sustainability” report released in early 2017, Delaware soybean farmers produced 5.5 million bushels on 175,000 acres, averaging 32 bushels per acre in 2010. By 2015, through the responsible use of...

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Delaware Farmers Approve $50,200 in Soy Research

Projects address crop production, protection needs (DOVER, DELAWARE) – April 24, 2017 – 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,...

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