2017 Research

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, which was authorized by Congress in 1990, assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value...

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2016 Research

Delaware soybean farmers funded eight research projects totaling $92,268 on topics ranging from irrigation rates to non-GMO seed breeding to Chesapeake Bay water quality for the 2016 growing season. Projects that were funded included: Assessing the Impacts of Seed Treatments and Rotation on SCN Populations and Soybean Yield Over Time, led by University of Delaware researcher Nathan Kleczewski,...

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2015 Research

The Delaware Soybean Board funded $84,293.66 in research at the University of Delaware – a record amount for the board. Statewide Insect Pest Survey in Soybeans; University of Delaware (UD) Cissel, Whalen; ( $6,031). Objectives: Establish a statewide monitoring system for pests to alert producers in a timely manner of potential infestations; detect new potentially invasive pests (such as Kudzu...

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2014 Research

The Delaware Soybean Board funded eight research projects ranging from the two-spotted spider mite to the impact of Soybean Necrotic Vein Virus. Management of slugs in Delaware soybean fields; Joanne Whalen and Bill Cissel (University of Delaware); ($0).   (2013 Project was extended.) The research team will: Determine the economic loss attributed to slugs in Delaware no-till soybean fields; and...

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