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Delaware Soybean Board Newsletter

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....Read More »

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...Read More »

2018 Research Funded

The Delaware Soybean Board approved funding of seven research projects totaling $67,217 focusing on issues of fertigation rates, nutrient uptake, and 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...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

Regulations Report Available to Delaware Farmers

(DOVER, DELAWARE) January 15, 2019 – The study of regulations impacting farm businesses by the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) has revealed that farmers, depending on their operation, can be required to comply with more than 120 separate regulations from three dozen agencies to operate an agricultural business in the...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

Record-Setting Grower Says to Intensively Manage Your Soybeans for Better Yields

(HARRINGTON, DELAWARE) – January 12, 2017 – When Dan Arkels goes for high yields from his soybeans, he leaves no stone unturned. Everything he can think of gets scrutinized and optimized. And recorded to compare for next year.

Arkels, of Peru, Ill., grew 104 bushels of soybeans per acre in...Read More »

John Comegys wins Delaware soybean yield contest

(HARRINGTON, DELAWARE) – January 12, 2017 – John Comegys of Hartly in Kent County, Del., had the state’s top 2016 soybean yield with 80.74 bushels per acre of full season soybeans. Comegys planted Pioneer P36T86R.

Kevin Evans of Bridgeville in Sussex County won the statewide double crop competition with 73.51...Read More »

Delaware’s Rick Dickerson attended 2017 Soybean Leadership College

(SALISBURY, MARYLAND) – Delaware farmer Rick Dickerson attended the 2017 Soybean Leadership College Jan. 10-12 in St. Louis, Mo.

Dickerson, of Laurel, farms about a thousand acres of soybeans, corn, and wheat, and raises peas, sweet corn, baby lima beans, edamame, string beans, yellow squash on contract and pumpkins and other...Read More »

Seaford’s Cory Atkins Named to United Soybean Board

(SEAFORD, DELAWARE) – Cory Atkins of Seaford, Del., has been appointed to the United Soybean Board. He is one of 39 new appointees who will join 34 other farmer-leaders in directing soy checkoff funds toward research, marketing and promotion efforts that increase soybean farmer profitability. Atkins will succeed Dallas...Read More »

Del Tech Students Attend Biotech University

(DOVER, DELAWARE) – Four Delaware Tech scholars recently completed Biotech University thanks to a scholarship from the Delaware Soybean Board.

Caitlin Chaney of Bridgeville, Jenna Hitchens of Georgetown, Samantha Monroe of Bridgeville and Kevin Shuman of Seaford completed the one-day course held at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State...Read More »

Delaware Farmers Approve Soy Research

Soybean checkoff funds eight projects totaling $92,268

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.

Funding was provided by the soybean checkoff program. The checkoff, which was authorized by Congress in...Read More »

Delaware Soybean Board Seeks Strategic Partners

Checkoff board issues Request for Proposals for priorities

(DOVER, DELAWARE) – The Delaware Soybean Board is seeking partners to submit project proposals to address priority areas identified during its strategic planning this spring.

Using input from farmers, agribusinesses and the University of Delaware, the Delaware Soybean Board created and adopted a new...Read More »

2015 Yield Contest Winner Announced

Blessing Statewide

(HARRINGTON, DELAWARE) – Dale Blessing of Harrington won the statewide full season soybean yield contest and a $1,000 prize with 82.08 bushels per acre of irrigated beans, the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) announced Jan. 14.

Fred West of Laurel was the statewide double crop soybean yield winner with 74.15 bushels...Read More »

“Farmland” Movie to be Screened at Harvest Ridge Winery

MARYDEL, DELAWARE – Join local farmers for a feature presentation of “Farmland,” a documentary movie about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers, at Harvest Ridge Winery Aug. 15, from 5-8 pm.
“Farmland,” directed by Academy Award-winning director James Moll, presents a year in the life of six...Read More »

Delaware Soybean Board Funds Record Amount In Research

(Georgetown, Delaware) – As spring’s milder temperatures give way to summer heat and humidity, most of us tend to do two things: Retreat into air conditioning, or make plans to hit the beach.

For farmers and farm researchers, though, summer is the arena in which they compete against all the years...Read More »

See for Yourself Participants to See Soy Checkoff in Action

10 U.S. soybean farmers to visit domestic, international soy market

ST. LOUIS (June, 2015) – Farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) recently selected 10 U.S. soybean farmers to learn more about the soy checkoff and see where their soybeans go beyond the elevator through USB’s See for Yourself program.

“The See...Read More »