Production and Research

Growers Attend Drought Meeting July 2012

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board is a leader in development and implementation of programs that improve agriculture’s environmental performance, helping growers in their quest to be the best possible stewards of the land, water and air. The overall goal of research is to improve the profitability and efficiency of growing soybeans in Wisconsin. This resource page highlights the latest research, new yield data and current disease and pest threats.

CoolBean.info
This UW-Extension website offers the latest soybean research and information for growers. Plus, sign up for the CoolBean.info Listserv to receive up-to-date information related to Midwest soybean and small grains production.

The Soybean Report Blog
UW Soybean Extension Specialist, Shawn Conley and fellow checkoff researcher Paul Esker created The Soybean Report blog as a way for researchers to communicate directly with you. Several soybean researchers write posts for the blog to give Wisconsin soybean growers real-time information that can help you better your crop. The researchers update The Soybean Report weekly during the growing season.

National Soybean Sustainability Initiative (NSSI)
In a collaborative effort with network of national and state soybean organizations, the University of Wisconsin – Madison is leading this Initiative that will allow U.S. soybean growers to maximize global utilization of U.S. soy in the feed, food, industrial and energy markets. The goal of this Initiative is to develop a roadmap of soybean management systems that will help growers to achieve verifiable sustainability outcomes, improve the environmental services and productivity of their farms, help their rural communities thrive, and satisfy performance expectations of the soybean value chain.

North Central Soybean Research Program
The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board leverages resources through regional initiatives such as the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP). This program coordinates soybean production research efforts to maximize efficient use of resources on a regional level. NCSRP is comprised of the state soybean checkoff boards in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Soybean Checkoff Research Database
Soybean growers are investing in a wide array of research projects that focus on soybean production and developing new soybean uses. This website was developed to provide information for over five hundred research projects funded by the checkoff organizations.

Soybean Plant Health Website
The Soybean Plant Health website provides growers with recent research-based information on diseases and pests of Wisconsin’s field crops. You will find reports, pictures and videos on a variety of soybean health topics.

United Soybean Board
The United Soybean Board is comprised of 62 farmer-directors representing soybean-producing states and appointed by the secretary of agriculture. The checkoff conducts research for the expanded use of soybeans and soybean products. In addition, USB implements promotional and informational programs that help growers and build demand.

QUALISOY
QUALISOY works directly with the soybean value chain including growers, seed companies, elevators and food manufacturers to bring healthier soybean oils to the market place.