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Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board

3103 Bethel Road
Starkville, MS 39759

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

The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board works to increase soybean farmer profitability by investing checkoff dollars in ongoing public research and Extension programs that address Mississippi production challenges, by driving adoption of best management practices developed through research, and by ensuring the sustainability of Mississippi soybean production.

FY22/23
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$1.995 million
Overview
Research Highlights
Resource Library
Blog Articles
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Irrigation Management – On-Farm Sensor Refinement, Computerized Hole Selection, Surge Irrigation, Soil Moisture Sensors and Low-Cost Precision for Irrigation Efficiency.
  • Variety Testing – Yield, Disease Screening, Seed Composition, Seed Quality, Iron Deficiency Chlorosis and Heat & Drought Stress on Yield and Quality.
  • Cropping Systems – Cover Crops, Soil Health, Tillage Systems, Row Spacing and Plant Population
  • Nutrient Management – Phosphorus and Potassium, Soil Test Recommendations and Poultry Litter
  • Insect Management – Molecular Diagnostic Method for Resistance in Soybean Looper
Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Mississippi's Soybean Production
  • Variety Selection and Development
  • Irrigation Efficiency
  • Growing Soybeans Efficiently and Effectively
  • Disease Management, Especially Taproot Decline and all other soil and foliar diseases
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Row-Crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (Riser) Program
  • Using Weeds to Develop Herbivore-Resistant Soybeans
  • Dicamba Volatility Under Field Conditions
  • Herbicide Resistance Stewardship
  • Cover Crops and Irrigation Scheduling

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Through the MSPB-funded RISER program, it was determined that the use of soil moisture sensors, computerized hole selection, and surge irrigation water use can be reduced by 21% and water use efficiency improved by 36%, increasing producer profitability by $13 per acre.

In 2022, the RISER program installed moisture sensors and trained producers one-on-one to promote the adoption of these practices that cover over 55,000 acres resulting in over $700,000 in increased profitability and saving of 14,000 acre-feet or 4.4 billion gallons of water.

Highlight Dated: 09/12/2022
Posted on: 09/12/2022
Highlight Dated: 07/25/2022
Posted on: 07/25/2022
Highlight Dated: 02/21/2022
Posted on: 02/21/2022
Highlight Dated: 01/31/2022
Posted on: 01/31/2022
Highlight Dated: 05/17/2021
Posted on: 05/17/2021
Highlight Dated: 04/26/2021
Posted on: 04/26/2021
Highlight Dated: 09/09/2020
Posted on: 09/09/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
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Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
Posted on: 05/14/2020
Highlight Dated: 12/18/2019
Posted on: 01/03/2020
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Irrigation Management – On-Farm Sensor Refinement, Computerized Hole Selection, Surge Irrigation, Soil Moisture Sensors and Low-Cost Precision for Irrigation Efficiency.
  • Variety Testing – Yield, Disease Screening, Seed Composition, Seed Quality, Iron Deficiency Chlorosis and Heat & Drought Stress on Yield and Quality.
  • Cropping Systems – Cover Crops, Soil Health, Tillage Systems, Row Spacing and Plant Population
  • Nutrient Management – Phosphorus and Potassium, Soil Test Recommendations and Poultry Litter
  • Insect Management – Molecular Diagnostic Method for Resistance in Soybean Looper
Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of Mississippi's Soybean Production
  • Variety Selection and Development
  • Irrigation Efficiency
  • Growing Soybeans Efficiently and Effectively
  • Disease Management, Especially Taproot Decline and all other soil and foliar diseases
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Row-Crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (Riser) Program
  • Using Weeds to Develop Herbivore-Resistant Soybeans
  • Dicamba Volatility Under Field Conditions
  • Herbicide Resistance Stewardship
  • Cover Crops and Irrigation Scheduling

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Through the MSPB-funded RISER program, it was determined that the use of soil moisture sensors, computerized hole selection, and surge irrigation water use can be reduced by 21% and water use efficiency improved by 36%, increasing producer profitability by $13 per acre.

In 2022, the RISER program installed moisture sensors and trained producers one-on-one to promote the adoption of these practices that cover over 55,000 acres resulting in over $700,000 in increased profitability and saving of 14,000 acre-feet or 4.4 billion gallons of water.

Highlight Dated: 09/12/2022
Posted on: 09/12/2022
Highlight Dated: 07/25/2022
Posted on: 07/25/2022
Highlight Dated: 02/21/2022
Posted on: 02/21/2022
Highlight Dated: 01/31/2022
Posted on: 01/31/2022
Highlight Dated: 05/17/2021
Posted on: 05/17/2021
Highlight Dated: 04/26/2021
Posted on: 04/26/2021
Highlight Dated: 09/09/2020
Posted on: 09/09/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
Posted on: 05/14/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
Posted on: 05/14/2020
Highlight Dated: 12/18/2019
Posted on: 01/03/2020
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
3103 Bethel Road
Starkville, MS 39759