Every season, soybean crops endure unpredictable conditions like flooding, drought, extreme heat or specific pest pressures. Researchers are exploring the potential to enhance the natural resilience of soybeans so they better manage different stresses. Genetics and agronomics both play roles in improving tolerance to stress, which in turn protects and boosts yield and quality. A variety of research, tools and research funded by the soy checkoff focused on increasing 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.