The North Central Soybean Research Program, a collaboration of 12 state soybean associations, invests soybean check-off funds to improve yields and profitability via university research and extension. Visit Site

View the current 2019 NCSRP-funded research projects and progress reports.


Mon - February 25, 2019
Using farmer surveys over the past several years, management data was collected from more than 9,000 producer fields planted with soybean across the North Central region.

Analysis of the farmer survey data using advanced statistical methods and a spatial framework allowed us to identify the most critical yield-limiting factors and best management practices for particular climate/soil combinations. A new report summarizes the results for each state.   MORE
Mon - February 11, 2019
Back in the summer of 1998, Soybean Digest led the charge of the first SCN Coalition with a special report that kicked off the campaign “Take the test, beat the pest.”

Now, 20 years later, the new SCN Coalition takes aim again, and the Corn+Soybean Digest again helped get the word out with this 32-page SCN special insert to their December 2018 issue.   MORE
Thu - January 17, 2019
In some soybean-growing areas, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is overcoming the main source of genetic resistance (PI 88788) used in 95 percent of commercially available SCN-resistant soybean varieties – and negatively impacting yields. So research scientists funded by the soybean checkoff have been developing new sources of genetic resistance and new SCN resistance management strategies.   MORE
Wed - January 9, 2019
A reminder that the final results of the 2018 crop performance tests conducted at all twelve north-central universities are available to the public. These self-supported, public testing programs are designed to provide growers with the unbiased crop performance information they need to make informed variety selection decisions.  MORE