Database Research Summaries
MSU Extension On-farm Research, Education and Communication Projects

calendar_today Year of Research: 2017
update Posted On: 05/23/2019
group Mike Staton (Project Leader, Michigan State University)
bookmark Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

Research Focus

The focus of this project is to continue the effective, efficient and productive partnership between Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.


  • Fund the seventh annual soybean harvest equipment field day.
  • Fund on-farm research projects evaluating products and management practices having potential to increase soybean yields and/or profitability in Michigan.
  • Work with producer cooperators to improve shared understanding of tillage decision-making and tillage effects on soil health and crop performance.


  1. Further evaluation can be done on herbicide programs and products for controlling certain glyphosate and ALS resistant weeds, foliar fungicides and foliar fertilizers.
  2. The usage of cover crops to reduce soybean cyst nematode populations and planting soybeans into a green cereal cover crop can now be investigated.
  3. Alongside the information from a larger GREEEN proposal, there will be development of a field-specific tillage decision-making model for Michigan soybean producers.


  • Michigan soybean growers will have access to unbiased information on soybean products and management practices evaluated in on-farm trials.
  • This partnership provides Michigan soybean growers with information relevant to their specific area of the state, such as herbicide programs and cover crop strategy.

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

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.