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Indiana Soybean Alliance

8425 Keystone Crossing #200
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Top Things for Farmers to Know About Checkoff Dollars Invested in Research

The mission of the Indiana Soybean Alliance research program is to use checkoff funds to sponsor, support and encourage research that will give the highest possible return to Indiana soybean producers. ISA’s production research plan seeks to identify and fund soybean-focused projects that enhance farm profitability while improving environmental stewardship. ISA also invests heavily in new uses research to identify and fund projects that result in commercialization of soybean- based products or technologies to increase the value of soybeans.

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Research Highlights
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Top Research Funding Areas
  • On-Farm Research to Optimize Nutrient Use, Improve Soil Health and Minimize Nutrient Loss to Waterways
  • Basic and Applied Research for Disease, Pest and Weed Management and Yield Loss Mitigation
  • New Uses for Soybean Products, Focusing on Petroleum Replacements and Food and Beverage Applications
Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Indiana's Soybean Production
  • Developing New Uses and Products that Utilize and Increase Soybean Value
  • Identifying Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Production Practices, Cropping Systems and Management Strategies
  • Variety Selection and Development to Address Emerging Disease, Pest, Weed and Climate Stresses
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Using novel approaches in genetic modification to address some of the top threats to soybean production including soybean cyst nematode and phytophthora root rot.

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Building on research funded by the checkoff, Todd Royer (IU) and Jennifer Tank (ND) are part of a group that has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand the application of cover crops as a climate mitigation and adaption tool, that incurs carbon storage benefits, beyond the well-documented water quality improvements. Working with farmers in Indiana, the group will take a holistic approach to the climate, soil, and water quality benefits of cover cropping while mapping them across the landscape to better understand when and where cover crops are likely to succeed as a climate-smart agricultural solution.

Highlight Dated: 05/08/2023
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Posted on: 12/05/2019
Year of Research: 2018
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Year of Research: 2017
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Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 05/23/2019
Purdue University, 2015
Purdue Extension, Publication AY-352-W
Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council
a free resource guide to help growers assess if and when to use neonicotinoid seed treatments.
Purdue University, 2015
Purdue University, 2006
Midwest Cover Crops Council and Purdue University
Purdue University
Top Research Funding Areas
  • On-Farm Research to Optimize Nutrient Use, Improve Soil Health and Minimize Nutrient Loss to Waterways
  • Basic and Applied Research for Disease, Pest and Weed Management and Yield Loss Mitigation
  • New Uses for Soybean Products, Focusing on Petroleum Replacements and Food and Beverage Applications
Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of Indiana's Soybean Production
  • Developing New Uses and Products that Utilize and Increase Soybean Value
  • Identifying Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Production Practices, Cropping Systems and Management Strategies
  • Variety Selection and Development to Address Emerging Disease, Pest, Weed and Climate Stresses
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Using novel approaches in genetic modification to address some of the top threats to soybean production including soybean cyst nematode and phytophthora root rot.

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Building on research funded by the checkoff, Todd Royer (IU) and Jennifer Tank (ND) are part of a group that has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand the application of cover crops as a climate mitigation and adaption tool, that incurs carbon storage benefits, beyond the well-documented water quality improvements. Working with farmers in Indiana, the group will take a holistic approach to the climate, soil, and water quality benefits of cover cropping while mapping them across the landscape to better understand when and where cover crops are likely to succeed as a climate-smart agricultural solution.

Highlight Dated: 05/08/2023
Posted on: 05/08/2023
Highlight Dated: 11/28/2022
Posted on: 11/28/2022
Highlight Dated: 08/08/2022
Posted on: 08/08/2022
Highlight Dated: 03/28/2022
Posted on: 03/28/2022
Highlight Dated: 03/07/2022
Posted on: 03/07/2022
Highlight Dated: 05/10/2021
Posted on: 05/10/2021
Highlight Dated: 02/08/2021
Posted on: 02/08/2021
Highlight Dated: 01/25/2021
Posted on: 01/25/2021
Highlight Dated: 06/22/2020
Posted on: 06/22/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/15/2020
Posted on: 05/15/2020
Highlight Dated:
Posted on: 12/05/2019
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 05/23/2019
Purdue University, 2015
Purdue Extension, Publication AY-352-W
Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council
a free resource guide to help growers assess if and when to use neonicotinoid seed treatments.
Purdue University, 2015
Purdue University, 2006
Midwest Cover Crops Council and Purdue University
Purdue University
8425 Keystone Crossing #200
Indianapolis, IN 46240