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Michigan Soybean Committee

PO Box 287
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

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

Researchers are exploring planting dates, maturity groups, nutrient uptake and other factors that impact crop’s productivity suitable for Michigan’s unique environmental conditions.

FY22/23
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$603,347
Overview
Research Highlights
Resource Library
Blog Articles
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Soybean Breeding and Genetic Improvement for Michigan Environments
  • Developing Management Strategies to Improve Soybean Productivity and Profitability
  • Improving Management for Weeds and Soybean Diseases
Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Michigan's Soybean Production
  • Adapting weed control strategies to early planting dates
  • Improving the knowledge of Sudden Death Syndrome and White Mold to reduce soybean yield loss
  • Addressing resistance challenges in weed and nematode control
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Development of a weed leaf disk assay to determine herbicide resistance (quick response, low cost, easy to use)
  • White mold apothecia (mushroom) development is affected by herbicide use, soil moisture and previous crop residue

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Michigan soybean growers are planting earlier and at lower seeding rates with confidence built by check-off funded research. Multiple-year trial results in on-farm and university trials have shown that soybeans are more resilient than expected and able to handle low temperatures in early spring. Seeding rates continue to decrease as growers incrementally try to lower rates with the expectations built by research results. Planting time agronomic research continues in seeding methods, genetic maturity selection, tillage and fertility with lots of interest by growers to create a strong start to carry through the season.

Highlight Dated: 09/26/2022
Posted on: 09/26/2022
Highlight Dated: 09/27/2021
Posted on: 09/27/2021
Highlight Dated: 08/09/2021
Posted on: 08/09/2021
Highlight Dated: 01/18/2021
Posted on: 01/18/2021
Highlight Dated: 10/26/2020
Posted on: 10/26/2020
Highlight Dated: 01/02/2020
Posted on: 01/03/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/02/2018
Posted on: 04/18/2019
Year of Research: 2019
Posted on: 01/20/2020
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2019
Posted on: 08/13/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 05/23/2019
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Soybean Breeding and Genetic Improvement for Michigan Environments
  • Developing Management Strategies to Improve Soybean Productivity and Profitability
  • Improving Management for Weeds and Soybean Diseases
Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of Michigan's Soybean Production
  • Adapting weed control strategies to early planting dates
  • Improving the knowledge of Sudden Death Syndrome and White Mold to reduce soybean yield loss
  • Addressing resistance challenges in weed and nematode control
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Development of a weed leaf disk assay to determine herbicide resistance (quick response, low cost, easy to use)
  • White mold apothecia (mushroom) development is affected by herbicide use, soil moisture and previous crop residue

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Michigan soybean growers are planting earlier and at lower seeding rates with confidence built by check-off funded research. Multiple-year trial results in on-farm and university trials have shown that soybeans are more resilient than expected and able to handle low temperatures in early spring. Seeding rates continue to decrease as growers incrementally try to lower rates with the expectations built by research results. Planting time agronomic research continues in seeding methods, genetic maturity selection, tillage and fertility with lots of interest by growers to create a strong start to carry through the season.

Highlight Dated: 09/26/2022
Posted on: 09/26/2022
Highlight Dated: 09/27/2021
Posted on: 09/27/2021
Highlight Dated: 08/09/2021
Posted on: 08/09/2021
Highlight Dated: 01/18/2021
Posted on: 01/18/2021
Highlight Dated: 10/26/2020
Posted on: 10/26/2020
Highlight Dated: 01/02/2020
Posted on: 01/03/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/02/2018
Posted on: 04/18/2019
Year of Research: 2019
Posted on: 01/20/2020
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2019
Posted on: 08/13/2019
Year of Research: 2017
Posted on: 05/23/2019
PO Box 287
Frankenmuth, MI 48734