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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 the Michigan’s unique environmental conditions.

FY20/21
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$470,188
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
  • Most common Phytophthora resistance genes are losing effectiveness in Michigan soybean fields, which makes variety selection more critical.
  • Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) resistance source requires careful rotation.
  • The Michigan Soybean Committee coordinates a robust on-farm research program, hosting 70 trials throughout the state.
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Development and Commercialization of Germplasm for High Oleic Soy Oil
  • Interaction of Soybean Management Practices Including Planting Date, Soybean Maturity, Seed Treatment and Seeding Rates

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Several specialty soybean varieties have been licensed to Michigan seed companies, giving Michigan farmers access to value-added varieties. The Michigan State University soybean breeding program, with support from the Michigan Soybean Committee, has developed high yielding specialty soybean varieties for use in tofu, natto and high oleic soybean products. This success is a result of collaboration with leading soybean processors and seed companies in the state.

Highlight Dated: 07/06/2021
Posted on: 07/06/2021
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
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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
  • Most common Phytophthora resistance genes are losing effectiveness in Michigan soybean fields, which makes variety selection more critical.
  • Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) resistance source requires careful rotation.
  • The Michigan Soybean Committee coordinates a robust on-farm research program, hosting 70 trials throughout the state.
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Development and Commercialization of Germplasm for High Oleic Soy Oil
  • Interaction of Soybean Management Practices Including Planting Date, Soybean Maturity, Seed Treatment and Seeding Rates

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Several specialty soybean varieties have been licensed to Michigan seed companies, giving Michigan farmers access to value-added varieties. The Michigan State University soybean breeding program, with support from the Michigan Soybean Committee, has developed high yielding specialty soybean varieties for use in tofu, natto and high oleic soybean products. This success is a result of collaboration with leading soybean processors and seed companies in the state.

Highlight Dated: 07/06/2021
Posted on: 07/06/2021
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