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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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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