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.


Thu - February 1, 2018
A total of 84 oomycete species were identified in a region-wide survey of soybean fields with plant establishment issues. Of these, 43 species were determined to be highly pathogenic on soybean seedlings. Some were known as root pathogens of soybean, others were new.

The top eight most frequent pathogenic oomycete species were found to be in the genus Pythium, and it was evident that there were dominant species across multi-state areas.   MORE
Tue - January 16, 2018
A reminder that the final results of crop performance tests conducted at all twelve north-central universities are available to the public. These self-supported, public testing programs are designed to provide growers with the unbiased crop performance information they need to make informed variety selection decisions.  MORE
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.