Research

The Delaware Soybean Board funds soybean research on an annual basis to support the viability and profitability of soybean farmers in Delaware.DSB’s research objectives include increasing the average bushels per acre yield to 49.2 by 2021; providing Delaware soybean farmers with the information they need to deal with weed and pest threats to their crops; and providing Delaware soybean farmers with the information they need to access and implement best production practices to help them continue to be good stewards of the land.

Soybean research projects funded by boards like ours across the nation are tracked in the National Soybean Research Database.


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...Read More »

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...Read More »


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: