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North Central Soybean Research Program

1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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

The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) invests checkoff dollars from producers in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in basic and applied research that benefits the region.

FY22/23
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$4.5M
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Research Highlights
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Top Research Funding Areas

Most NCSRP checkoff funding goes to large, multifaceted, multidiscipline, multistate research, teaching and outreach programs that encompass several objectives and projects primarily directed at genetically and agronomically increasing soybean yield potential, protecting soybeans from insects, weeds, and diseases, and improving the quality and sustainability of soybeans and soybean production. In short, the goal is to build holistic regional or national discovery, development and outreach on high priority areas that impact soybean production to ensure profitability, quality, and sustainability.

 

Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of North Central Soybean Research Program's Soybean Production
  • Improving soybean genetic gain and yield potential through traditional breeding, molecular breeding, and biotechnology, including gene editing
  • Understanding soybean interactions with weeds, diseasing-causing pathogens, soybean cyst nematodes, and insect pests for effective management and yield protection
  • Agronomics and conservation for continuously improving cropping systems that are productive, profitable, and sustainable.
  • Exploration and development of agritechnologies for improved precision agriculture, predictive modeling, risk management, and farmer-focused soybean production management decision tools
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Developing, leveraging, integrating, and implementing diverse disciplines, technologies, and tools for accelerating breeding to increase genetic gain, yield potential and quality
  • Conducting basic and applied research, teaching and outreach to understand biology, life cycles, and plant interactions for integrated management solutions for these yield robbers:
    • Insects (soybean aphid, stink bugs, spider mites, loopers/worms, beetles, stem borers)
    • Seedling, soilborne disease-causing pathogens (Phytophthora, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia)
    • Basic and applied studies for integrated soybean cyst nematode management
    • Basic and applied studies for integrated management of foliar diseases (sudden death syndrome, white mold, iron deficiency chlorosis, brown stem rot)
    • Multistate agronomic and cropping systems on-farm research for improved profitability and production management
    • Biotech programs to develop tools and technologies that lead to faster, more precise, more economical improvements (CRISPR, mutation/mutant germplasm resources)
    • Basic and applied studies for short- and long-term integrated weed management

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

During the last nine years, NCSRP has encouraged broader productive research collaborations and increased a general sense of urgency and accountability while driving return on investment.

Highlight Dated: 11/28/2022
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Year of Research: 2019
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Year of Research: 2019
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North Central Soybean Research Program
Crop Protection Network
Crop Protection Network
NCSRP and Crop Protection Network
North Central Soybean Research Program, 2014
North Central Soybean Research Program, Minnesota Soybean Promotion Board, and Iowa State University Extension, 2018
University of Minnesota Extension, Iowa State University Extension, North Dakota State University Extension, South Dakota State University Extension, 2018
North Central Soybean Research Program, USDA, and land-grant universities in the north-central region
North Central Soybean Research Program and Iowa State University Extension, 2017
Top Research Funding Areas

Most NCSRP checkoff funding goes to large, multifaceted, multidiscipline, multistate research, teaching and outreach programs that encompass several objectives and projects primarily directed at genetically and agronomically increasing soybean yield potential, protecting soybeans from insects, weeds, and diseases, and improving the quality and sustainability of soybeans and soybean production. In short, the goal is to build holistic regional or national discovery, development and outreach on high priority areas that impact soybean production to ensure profitability, quality, and sustainability.

 

Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of North Central Soybean Research Program's Soybean Production
  • Improving soybean genetic gain and yield potential through traditional breeding, molecular breeding, and biotechnology, including gene editing
  • Understanding soybean interactions with weeds, diseasing-causing pathogens, soybean cyst nematodes, and insect pests for effective management and yield protection
  • Agronomics and conservation for continuously improving cropping systems that are productive, profitable, and sustainable.
  • Exploration and development of agritechnologies for improved precision agriculture, predictive modeling, risk management, and farmer-focused soybean production management decision tools
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Developing, leveraging, integrating, and implementing diverse disciplines, technologies, and tools for accelerating breeding to increase genetic gain, yield potential and quality
  • Conducting basic and applied research, teaching and outreach to understand biology, life cycles, and plant interactions for integrated management solutions for these yield robbers:
    • Insects (soybean aphid, stink bugs, spider mites, loopers/worms, beetles, stem borers)
    • Seedling, soilborne disease-causing pathogens (Phytophthora, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia)
    • Basic and applied studies for integrated soybean cyst nematode management
    • Basic and applied studies for integrated management of foliar diseases (sudden death syndrome, white mold, iron deficiency chlorosis, brown stem rot)
    • Multistate agronomic and cropping systems on-farm research for improved profitability and production management
    • Biotech programs to develop tools and technologies that lead to faster, more precise, more economical improvements (CRISPR, mutation/mutant germplasm resources)
    • Basic and applied studies for short- and long-term integrated weed management

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

During the last nine years, NCSRP has encouraged broader productive research collaborations and increased a general sense of urgency and accountability while driving return on investment.

Highlight Dated: 11/28/2022
Posted on: 11/28/2022
Highlight Dated: 11/07/2022
Posted on: 11/07/2022
Highlight Dated: 08/08/2022
Posted on: 08/08/2022
Highlight Dated: 03/21/2022
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Year of Research: 2019
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Year of Research: 2019
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Year of Research: 2019
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Year of Research: 2019
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Year of Research: 2018
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Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 03/05/2019
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 03/05/2019
Year of Research: 2019
Posted on: 03/04/2019
North Central Soybean Research Program
Crop Protection Network
Crop Protection Network
NCSRP and Crop Protection Network
North Central Soybean Research Program, 2014
North Central Soybean Research Program, Minnesota Soybean Promotion Board, and Iowa State University Extension, 2018
University of Minnesota Extension, Iowa State University Extension, North Dakota State University Extension, South Dakota State University Extension, 2018
North Central Soybean Research Program, USDA, and land-grant universities in the north-central region
North Central Soybean Research Program and Iowa State University Extension, 2017
1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023