Newly emerging soybean plants with corn stalk on ground

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Soybean research group launches new website

September 25, 2020

The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) is launching a newly designed website to maximize and showcase the efforts of the 13-state, farmer-led organization.

“The redeveloped NCSRP website demonstrates how these North Central states collaborate to provide meaningful research through farmer checkoff investments regarding pests and diseases, weed management and breeding and genetics,” says Cecil Demott, president of the NCSRP Board of Directors. “Since 1992, our organization has funded more than $56 million in soybean research and this new website is a central location for farmers to see the results of this investment.”

Website users can access an abundance of information including articles highlighting the most recent NCSRP-funded research projects conducted across the region as well as up-to-date findings about soybean diseases and pests.

The NCSRP is recognized as a leader in multi-state collaborative research and outreach efforts to support soybean farmers and drive the soybean industry forward. The focus of NCSRP is soybean production research and extension outreach. NCSRP’s emphasis on enhancing and protecting soybean yield through genetics and agronomic practices contributes to farmer success today and tomorrow. The NCSRP Board of Directors is comprised of 13 farmers representing each of the member states who work together to advance the soybean industry for their peers.

The NCSRP site shares valuable information with the Soybean Research & Information Network (SRIN) website, which showcases soybean research conducted across all soybean growing regions of the United States.

“The SRIN website is an inclusive resource for soybean farmers, Extension professionals, consultants and researchers. The website originated with NCRSP and has now expanded through our partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB) to include information for soybean growers across the country,” says Ed Anderson, NCSRP executive director. “It is a comprehensive website for soybean farmers to learn the latest about agronomics, diseases and pests, as well as how researchers are improving the soybean through genetic development and breeding. We are appreciative of USB for their partnership in the SRIN expansion to encompass all soybean growing areas.”

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The Iowa Soybean Association ( is “Driven To Deliver” increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research and results, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish. Founded in 1964 by farmers to serve farmers, ISA is governed by a board of 22 farmers to advocate on behalf of the state’s 40,000 soybean producers, including more than 15,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.