Research

The Board of Directors of the Delaware Soybean Board provides the following list of interest areas as a guide for researchers interested in advancing a proposal to the Board for funding. The following items are not ranked in order of importance.

1. Insects and Pests

  • Stink Bugs
  • Spider Mites
  • Deer
  • Slugs

2. Disease and Disease Prevention

  • Disease Resistance
  • Use of Early Maturing Varieties
  • Early Detection Systems for Rust

3. Yield Improvement

  • Early Maturing Varieties
  • Full Season Bean Profitability

4. Weed Control

  • Mare’s Tail
  • Grape Hyacinth
  • Palmer Amaranth
  • Texas Panicum
  • Lambsquarter
  • Ragweed
  • Spurred Anoda
  • Herbicide Resistance

5. Marketing

  • Biodiesel Use/Sales Quantification
  • Export Opportunities
  • Soybean Quality
  • Specialty Variety Opportunities
  • Edible Bean Opportunities
  • Direct Marketing Opportunities

The Delaware Soybean Board sponsors research with soybean checkoff funds to help Delaware farmers improve their productivity and profitability.

The Delaware Soybean Board is a nine-member organization representing soybean producers from all counties in the state. The Board manages the Delaware funds from the federal soybean checkoff program, each year funding research, education, marketing, and promotion projects.

The research application process is open through December 15, 2015.

Guidelines and applications are provided below. Please use the Research Priorities shown in the blue box to the left as you develop proposal ideas. However, proposals are welcome on any topic related to soybean production and marketing in Delaware.

Because it is often helpful to applicants to view the application, guidelines, typical grants and requirements under a research agreement, links to those items have been provided on this page.

The Delaware Soybean Board is providing the application form as an editable PDF. Please note that, depending on the version of Acrobat Reader which you use, you might not be able to save your proposal as an electronic file.

Please print and save a copy for your files. All proposals should be printed, signed and submitted by mail to the Delaware Soybean Board.

Delaware Research Policy and Guidelines

Click here for the research application as an editable PDF form.

Proposals which are not in the proper format may not be considered for funding.

Please print, sign and mail application to:

Susanne Zilberfarb
Delaware Soybean Board
3203 Greenstone Way
Oak Hill, VA 20171

Here are reports from select research projects:

  1. SCN Fact Sheet
  2. SCN Management Recommendations
  3. SCN Survey Results
  • Dectes Stem Borer final report from FY08-09 research. (PDF)
  • Soybean Variety Trials at the University of Delaware:
  1. Conventional Soybeans - 2010 Results
  2. Liberty Link Soybeans - 2010 Results

 


 

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2006 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2007 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2008 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2009 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2010 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2011 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2015 fiscal year.

Click here for a brief summary of all research funded during the 2016 fiscal year.