December 2022: Stress Tolerance
Unpredictable factors like flooding, drought, extreme heat and pest pressure stress soybean crops every season. Researchers are investigating ways to enhance the natural resilience of soybeans to allow plants to manage such stressors better. Genetics and agronomics both play roles in improving tolerance to stress, which in turn protects and boosts yield and quality. Soy checkoff investments fund a range of research, tools and resources focused on improving stress tolerance.
When selecting soybean varieties, farmers consider potential stress from weather conditions or pests and the ability of specific soybeans to tolerate that stress. Learn what stress factors are top-of-mind in different regions. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.