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.


Wed - December 20, 2017
Two major pathogens causing yield losses in soybeans in the Midwest are Fusarium virguliforme (Fv), the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS), and Heterodera glycines, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). To date, it is not known how cover crops may impact these diseases. We conducted checkoff-funded greenhouse studies to evaluate the susceptibility of common cover crop species to infection by these two major pathogens.  MORE
Tue - December 12, 2017
A new field guide is available to assist growers and scouts identify and monitor nine species of stink bugs and their damage in the North Central region. Two beneficial stink bugs may also be encountered, which are predators of crop pests and should not be included in calculations for monitoring and treatment.
Fri - December 8, 2017
The number of SCN-resistant soybean varieties available for soybean farmers has increased steadily since the early 1990s. Iowa State University publishes an updated list of SCN-resistant soybean varieties in maturity groups 0, 1, 2, and 3 annually to help farmers know their choices.   MORE