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Louisiana Soybean & Grain Board

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

The Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board stewards checkoff funds to provide farmers with scientific, applicable, data-driven research. Using resources at both the state and regional level creates research solutions specific to Louisiana’s yield- and profit-robbing problems. Current efforts emphasize efficient use of inputs for sustainably profitable returns for soybean producers. LSGRPB has focused efforts over the last year on obtaining feedback on gaps in research from farmers and certified crop consultants. The board has seen results in areas of pathology, newly techniques for sampling in entomology, and provided practical information to growers on variety selection, fertility recommendations, and other management techniques.

FY21/22
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$1,619,212
Overview
Research Highlights
Resource Library
Blog Articles
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Pest & Disease Control
  • Soil Health and Crop Fertility
  • Applied Agricultural Economics
  • Generating Technologies to Advance Yield and Quality
Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Louisiana's Soybean Production
  • Advancing Yields through Applied Management Practices
  • Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology for Soybean Quality
  • Marketing, Economics and Budgeting
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Fungicide Seed Treatment with Lignin Nanoparticles
  • Development of UAV Technologies for Soybean and Small Grain Crops
  • Development of New Biological Agents for Seed Treatment
  • Utilizing Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus as a Novel Insecticide
  • Improving Micronutrient Fertilization for Soybean Production
  • Development of Computerized Soybean Grading Technologies

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Research is investigating a new type of nanoparticle that could aid in protecting soybean seeds from fungal pathogens. The nanodelivery system is being developed to use particles from biodegradable lignin, a byproduct of paper production, to deliver soybean seed treatments. The system could efficiently be formed into a seed coating with less environmental impact than current seed treatment technology, making seed treatments even more sustainable for future use.

Highlight Dated: 07/04/2022
Posted on: 07/04/2022
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Posted on: 02/21/2022
Highlight Dated: 12/13/2021
Posted on: 12/13/2021
Highlight Dated: 10/25/2021
Posted on: 10/25/2021
Highlight Dated: 08/02/2021
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Highlight Dated: 04/05/2021
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Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
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Highlight Dated: 04/16/2020
Posted on: 04/16/2020
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Pest & Disease Control
  • Soil Health and Crop Fertility
  • Applied Agricultural Economics
  • Generating Technologies to Advance Yield and Quality
Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of Louisiana's Soybean Production
  • Advancing Yields through Applied Management Practices
  • Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology for Soybean Quality
  • Marketing, Economics and Budgeting
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Fungicide Seed Treatment with Lignin Nanoparticles
  • Development of UAV Technologies for Soybean and Small Grain Crops
  • Development of New Biological Agents for Seed Treatment
  • Utilizing Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus as a Novel Insecticide
  • Improving Micronutrient Fertilization for Soybean Production
  • Development of Computerized Soybean Grading Technologies

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Research is investigating a new type of nanoparticle that could aid in protecting soybean seeds from fungal pathogens. The nanodelivery system is being developed to use particles from biodegradable lignin, a byproduct of paper production, to deliver soybean seed treatments. The system could efficiently be formed into a seed coating with less environmental impact than current seed treatment technology, making seed treatments even more sustainable for future use.

Highlight Dated: 07/04/2022
Posted on: 07/04/2022
Highlight Dated: 02/21/2022
Posted on: 02/21/2022
Highlight Dated: 12/13/2021
Posted on: 12/13/2021
Highlight Dated: 10/25/2021
Posted on: 10/25/2021
Highlight Dated: 08/02/2021
Posted on: 08/02/2021
Highlight Dated: 04/05/2021
Posted on: 04/05/2021
Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
Posted on: 05/14/2020
Highlight Dated: 04/16/2020
Posted on: 04/16/2020