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 - April 1, 2019
With checkoff funding provided by soybean farmers through the North Central Soybean Research Program, a team of nematologists and molecular biologists sequenced the genome of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), one of the most important pests of soybean.

With the newly-sequenced genome, researchers can now identify and monitor the nematode genes involved when SCN adapts to resistant varieties, and gain insight into how the nematodes manage to override the soybean’s defenses.   MORE
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