Staying on top of all the latest ag technology, field data and research can be overwhelming. That’s why the Soybean Research & Information Initiative, formerly the Plant Health Initiative, continually provides you with access to expert information and news about soybean pests, diseases, and agronomics. The aim of this check off-funded website is to communicate the on-going progress and current understanding coming from your active and wide-ranging U.S. soybean research programs. Please visit often!

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Thu - November 9, 2017
Rhizoctonia root rot of soybean, caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, is an important seedling disease across the United States and Canada, and can reduce stand, leading to yield loss.  MORE
Thu - October 12, 2017
by Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin

Understanding and being able to correctly identify the growth stages of soybean is important for making sound agronomic management decisions. This guide describes the growth stages starting with germination, progressing through the vegetative stages (V) and concluding with the reproductive stages (R).   MORE
Mon - October 9, 2017
by Greg Tylka and Christopher Marett, field crop nematologists, Iowa State University

As an introduced pest, knowledge of the distribution of Heterodera glycines, the soybean cyst nematode, can be helpful in identifying areas where scouting and management efforts should be focused.

Such information is especially important for SCN because yield-reducing infestations can occur without obvious above-ground symptoms.   MORE
Mon - September 11, 2017
by Antonio Mallarino, Research and Extension agronomist,Iowa State University

A new resource is available for farmers and crop advisors in the North Central region regarding micronutrient use in soybean production.

It is the first regional publication with a thorough discussion of micronutrient needs for soybean, based on information compiled from response-based field studies throughout the North Central region.

It also includes a thorough discussion on the value of soil and plant tissue analyses to determine micronutrient needs.  MORE