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.


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
Fri - August 10, 2018
The first step in the management of plant diseases is identification. With checkoff funding provided by North Dakota Soybean Council and the Minnesota Research and Promotion Council, we have developed a free, mobile-friendly diagnostic tool to help farmers and consultants identify soybean diseases in the field. A set of 24 water-proof cards is also available.  MORE
Thu - July 12, 2018
A three-year regional study was conducted to determine how a shifting SCN population affects nematode reproduction, sudden death syndrome, and soybean yield. Included in the study was an evaluation of fluopyram (ILeVO), a seed treatment fungicide registered for management of sudden death syndrome.

Soybean cultivars with no SCN resistance had more severe SDS symptoms, higher post-harvest SCN egg counts, and lower yield than cultivars with Peking or PI 88788-type of SCN resistance. Cultivars with Peking-type resistance had lower post-harvest SCN egg counts than those with PI 888788-type or cultivars with no SCN resistance. We found that fluopyram seed treatment reduced SDS, but had no effect on SCN.

The study documents a shift in SCN population over a large geographic area, which may impact SDS severity and yield of soybean cultivars with PI 88788-type resistance.   MORE