Maryland Soybean Board Seeking Research Proposals

The Maryland Soybean Board (MSB) is now accepting pre-proposals for research projects focused on soybean production and animal agriculture for the 2022 growing season. Pre-proposals should be submitted by October 15, 2021.

“Public and private researchers are encouraged to submit projects to help maximize the profitability of Maryland soybean farmers,” states Maryland Soybean Board Research Committee Chair Joshua Appenzeller. “While the board has identified several research priorities, all innovative project ideas will be considered.”

Research priorities for the upcoming year include:

  • Variety development and trials – yield, quality, population, salt-tolerance, and yield-enhancement products
  • Nematodes – race identification and control, and resistance
  • Weed control – low-rate chemical usage, herbicide resistance, and herbicide trials
  • Pest management – pesticide trials, and bio-pest controls
  • Drought Management – irrigation
  • Cover Crops
  • Disease control
  • Deer damage control
  • Animal agriculture – aquaculture, and meal and oil

All areas of research are equal in priority. A full listing of priorities, along with research guidelines may be found by visiting https://www.mdsoy.com/research/.

All pre-proposals must be submitted on the appropriate application form without any attachments. Researchers who plan to submit proposals to continue previously funded research are not required to submit a pre-proposal. Applicants for which their project was selected for submission of a full proposal will be notified in early November.

The Maryland Soybean Board administers soybean checkoff funds for soybean research, marketing and education programs in the state. It is funded by farmers through an assessment of one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale. One-half of the checkoff funds stay in Maryland for programs; the other half is sent to the United Soybean Board.

Maryland farmers grow about half a million acres of soybeans, producing more than 20 million bushels of beans each year. With a value of nearly $200 million to the state’s economy, soybeans are one of Maryland’s top crops. For more information on the Maryland Soybean Board, visit www.mdsoy.com.

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For More Information:
Danielle Bauer Farace, Executive Director
Maryland Soybean Board
443-812-4526  |  danielle@mdsoy.com
www.mdsoy.com

Maryland Soybean Board Showcases Soybean Research

The Maryland Soybean Board welcomed farmers, industry professionals, researchers, and agency officials last week as they hosted their Soybean Checkoff Research Field Day at the Wye Research and Education Center in Queenstown. Attendees braved the heat to learn about the latest in Maryland soybean research, funded by the soybean checkoff program.

“Research funded by the Maryland Soybean Board helps increase the profitability and sustainability of soybean growers across the state,” said Maryland Chair Belinda Burrier. “The goal of this field day was to share that research with farmers so that it can be applied on their own farms.”

The event featured six different projects being funded by the Maryland Soybean Board:

  • Planting Green – Extending the Growing Season to Get More Payback from Cover Crops, Ray Weil, University of Maryland Environmental Science & Technology
  • Evaluating Drone for Cover Crop Seeding and Pesticide Applications, Andrew Kness, University of Maryland Extension, Erika Crowl, University of Maryland Extension, Kirk Floyd, K-Drone Services
  • Evaluation of Growth-Promoting Products for Soybean Production in Maryland, Andrew Kness, University of Maryland Extension
  • University of Maryland Soybean Variety Trials, Nicole Fiorellino, University of Maryland Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
  • Evaluating Soybean Variety Performance and Response to Deer Grazing, Luke Macaulay, University of Maryland Extension
  • Strategies for Controlling Herbicide Resistant Common Ragweed in Maryland, Kurt Vollmer, University of Maryland Extension

The event wrapped up with a snakehead fish-fry and barbeque dinner. The board plans to continue partnering with University of Maryland to offer similar opportunities for farmers in coming years.

In Maryland, farmers grow about a half a million acres of soybeans, producing more than 20 million bushels of beans each year. With a value of $173 million to the state’s economy, soybeans are one of Maryland’s top crops.

The checkoff program is funded by farmers through an assessment of one-half of one percent of the net market value of their soybeans at the first point of sale. One-half of the checkoff funds stay in Maryland for programs; the other half is sent to the United Soybean Board.

For more information on the Maryland Soybean Board, visit www.mdsoy.com.

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Danielle Bauer Farace, Executive Director
Maryland Soybean Board
Office: 443.812.4526
danielle@mdsoy.com

Maryland Soybean Board to Host Soybean Research Field Day

Local farmers and industry professionals are invited to join the Maryland Soybean Board to learn about checkoff-funded research out in the field on August 11, 2021, at the Wye Research and Education Center. Research to be featured includes a spray drone demonstration, use of forage soybeans to control deer damage, evaluation of growth-promotion projects, variety trials, cover crops, and weed management.

“We are excited to provide an opportunity for farmers paying into the soybean checkoff program to see funded research during the growing season,” says Maryland Soybean Board (MSB) Chair Belinda Burrier. “Research funding provided by MSB aims to increase the profitability and sustainability of soybean growers across the state.”

The field day will include nutrient management, pesticide applicator, and certified crop adviser (CCA) credits, as well as offer a snakehead fish fry and barbeque dinner to attendees. Preregistration is encouraged. Find the full agenda, available credits, and registration by visiting https://msbfieldday2021.eventbrite.com.

“We hope to see you there!” remarks Burrier.

About Maryland Soybean Board: The Maryland Soybean Board is funded by the national soybean checkoff program, which assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale. The board consists of ten volunteer farmer-directors and directs funds for research, marketing and education programs to benefit the Maryland soybean industry.

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For More Information:
Danielle Bauer Farace, Executive Director
Maryland Soybean Board
443-812-4526 | danielle@mdsoy.com

 

Maryland Soybean Board Invests in Production Research

The Maryland Soybean Board is pleased to announce that it has awarded 13 research project grants totaling an investment of $156,753 for 2021 production research. The farmer-led board selected projects that would provide growers with the most current information to protect their crops and the environment.

“Through the funding of these projects, we aim to fulfill our mission of increasing the profitability of Maryland soybean farmers,” said Maryland Soybean Board Research Chair Josh Appenzeller. “The projects selected for funding address local issues that will positively impact farmer’s operations.”

The Maryland Soybean Board will be hosting a research field day on August 11, 2021, at the Wye Research & Education Center in Queenstown, to provide farmers with an opportunity to see checkoff-funded research in action. More details on this event are forthcoming.

Soybean research projects receiving funding for 2021 are:

  • Field Evaluation of Resistance Sources for Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode, Alyssa Koehler, University of Delaware, $6,180
  • Efficacy of Herbicides, Timing, and Tank Mixes on Novel Herbicide Tolerant Traits in MD Soybean Systems, Benjamin Beale, University of Maryland Extension, $7,371
  • Fertilizing Cover Crops: Do You Have to Put Some In to Get More Out?, Ray Weil, University of Maryland, $21,344
  • Phosphorus Runoff from No-Till Soils – Do Cover Crops Make it Better or Worse?, Ray Weil, University of Maryland, $17,337
  • Planting Green – Extending the Growing Season to Get More Payback from Cover Crops, Ray Weil, University of Maryland, $21,130
  • Evaluating Drone for Cover Crop Seeding and Pesticide Applications, Andrew Kness, University of Maryland Extension, $3,474
  • Evaluation of Growth-Promoting Products for Soybean Production in Maryland, Andrew Kness, University of Maryland Extension, $4,795
  • Soybean Fungicide Efficacy, Profitability, and Pest Resistance Over Time, Andrew Kness, University of Maryland Extension, $13,098
  • Salt Tolerance in Soybean, Naveen Kumar Dixit, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, $19,363
  • Evaluating Earlier Planting Dates for Increased Soybean Yields, Nicole Fiorellino, University of Maryland Extension, $9,767
  • University of Maryland Soybean Variety Trials – Check Varieties, Nicole Fiorellino, University of Maryland Extension, $11,391
  • Evaluating Soybean Variety Performance and Response to Deer Grazing, Luke Macauley, University of Maryland Extension, $8,258
  • Strategies for Controlling Herbicide Resistant Common Ragweed in Maryland, Sarah Hirsh, University of Maryland Extension, $13,245

In Maryland, farmers grow about half a million acres of soybeans, producing more than 20 million bushels of beans each year. With a value of nearly $200 million to the state’s economy, soybeans are one of Maryland’s top crops.

About Maryland Soybean Board: The Maryland Soybean Board is funded by the national soybean checkoff program, which assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale. The board consists of ten volunteer farmer-directors and directs funds for research, marketing and education programs to benefit the Maryland soybean industry.

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For More Information:
Danielle Bauer Farace, Executive Director
Maryland Soybean Board
443-812-4526 | danielle@mdsoy.com

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