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Delaware Soybean Board Newsletter


  • Delaware Soybean Board Awards Research Grants - The Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) is pleased to announce the selection and funding of seven projects to address strategic needs of Delaware soybean farmers. These grants, totaling $53,762, are funded through the soybean checkoff program, where farmers collectively invest in research, promotion, and consumer and industry information to benefit all soybean farmers. “We see significant […]
  • Delaware Soybean Yield Contest Winners set Record High Yields - (Harrington, DE, January 16, 2020) Phillip Sylvester of Kent County had the state’s top 2019 soybean yield with 94.24 bushels per acre of full season soybeans, breaking all previous contest records by nearly 10 bushels per acre. This 12% increase in yield was in a no-till field using Hubner H4228242x seed. David Smoker of Sussex […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 the net market value […]
  • 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 season category and an additional $500 […]