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 2018 NCSRP-funded research projects and progress reports.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Fri - October 19, 2018
Phytophthora sojae is one of the great success stories regarding the use of host resistance for disease management. If effective Rps genes are available, they will provide complete protection.

However, as in many other host–pathogen systems, the response of the genes is ephemeral and additional tactics, such as combination with quantitative resistance and seed treatment fungicides, may be needed when there is a high risk for disease development.   MORE
Mon - October 1, 2018
Failures of certain pyrethroid insecticides for management of some soybean aphid populations have been observed in commercial fields, and resistance to bifenthrin and lambda-cyhalothrin has been documented through small-plot research and laboratory bioassays.

Because of the mobility of winged soybean aphids, the challenges posed by insecticide-resistant populations of the pest could spread to soybean fields in other parts of the region.  MORE
Fri - September 21, 2018
Since 2000, soybean aphid has been the primary soybean pest in the north-central region of the United States. Although infestation can be sporadic and unpredictable, this aphid has demonstrated the capacity to cause significant yield loss if not managed properly.

This regional field guide contains 60 color photos, multiple illustrations and charts, and updated information about the biology and management of soybean aphid. Download your free copy or order a print version for a small charge.   MORE
Fri - September 14, 2018
Selecting soybean varieties is one of the most critical decisions a farmer can make each growing season.

Although high yield potential is important, there are also other factors you should consider when selecting varieties, including disease, insect, and herbicide resistance traits, maturity date, and target market. A new publication from the Crop Management Network helps guide the process.  MORE