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.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

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
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
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
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