Database Research Summaries
2018 Benchmarking soybean production systems in Nebraska

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/04/2019
group Patricio Grassini (Principal Investigator, University of Nebraska)
bookmark Nebraska Soybean Board

Research Focus

The focus of this project is to “benchmark” current yield and management practices
in producer fields.


Benchmark current yield and management practices in soybean producer fields.


  1. This study identified the planting date, foliar fungicide and/or insecticide, and tillage as major explanatory factors for soybean yield gaps in the US North Central region.
  2. We have listed the major yield limiting factors for major climate-soil domains in the region and identified opportunities for producer to increase their yields and farm profits.
  3. We are now going to start a new NCSRP-funded project to validate the results and disseminate them across US soybean producers.


Benchmark data will help to identify key management factors that can be used by
individual producers to increase soybean yield on their farms, and do that with an input-use
efficiency that will improve bottom-line net profit.

For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.