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 and pests,” stated Cory Adkins, DSB Chair. “Research on best production practices which allow our farmers to continue to responsibly steward their land is always of value. We also encourages proposals related to emerging markets, such as for biodiesel, and new technology, to keep us at the forefront of producing efficiently and effectively.”
A full list of research priorities, guidelines and an application form are provided on the board’s website: www.desoybeans.org.
The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the state Secretary of Agriculture. It is funded through the national soybean checkoff program, which assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale. The funds are collected for soybean research, marketing and education projects.
Delaware farmers plant about 180,000 acres of soybeans each year, and the crop generates approximately $60 million in value to the state. Delaware’s agricultural industry contributes about $8 billion per year to the Delaware economy.
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