Making the Most of Every Season
From adverse weather to pest and disease infestation, soybean farmers face new challenges in their fields each season. To address these challenges, the farmer-led soybean checkoff invests in research that will help you maintain and improve your yields.
A Multi-Tiered Approach
Soybean checkoff-funded production research occurs at state, regional and national levels. To increase efficiency, the soybean checkoff funds projects and meetings that bring the research community together. Research coordination leverages checkoff investments and provides opportunities to establish research projects and priorities across the entire soybean industry.
Improving Missouri Production
The MSMC, along with partners such as the University of Missouri-Columbia, boast one of the top production research programs in the country. Ignited by our history as the first state in the nation to produce more acres of soybeans than any other crop, Missouri is responsible for a variety of research programs designed to boost production here in the state and across the country.
A National Investment
At the national level, the United Soybean Board farmer-leaders invest checkoff funding in production research programs on behalf of all U.S. farmers. The research aims to increase yields by combating yield-robbers like SCN, aphids, rust and drought, and to add value to U.S. soybean production by improving soybean composition to meet customer needs. The soybean checkoff also invests in soybean genomics research to aid in breeding for both disease resistance and composition improvements.
The soybean checkoff also funds research and creates tools to help you identify, manage and defend your soybean fields from yield-robbing diseases and pests. To order a Plant Disease & Pest Management Guide or a Soybean Diagnostic Guide, click here.