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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 applied cost savings while maintaining or even advancing yield potential. Sustainability is another area of focus, including work in irrigation, soil fertility, fertilizer and pesticide application, harvest efficiencies and many more.

FY20/21
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$1,350,611
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
  • 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.

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
  • 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.