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The National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) is focused on addressing soybean production challenges and delivering solutions to soybean growers and the soybean industry. NSRL brings together leading scientists, industry representatives, and soybean producers to discuss production topics and to explore all aspects of soybean production including yield, grain composition, and yield-reducing diseases and pests.
Soybean Diseases and Insect Pests Managed Research Area
Sudden Death Syndrome Research Alliance
USB Soybean Checkoff Research Database
USB Pilot Study—Grain Composition Analysis and Raman Spectroscopy
Varietal Information Program for Soybeans (VIPS)
Weeds Managed Research Area
Yield Challenge Data Program
Excellence in Production Research Award to Brian Diers
University of Illinois Crop Sciences professor, Brian Diers, Ph.D., recently won the prestigious Excellence in Production Research Award from the United Soybean Board. Diers has devoted much of his career to soybean breeding and genetics research and to developing new soybean varieties that U.S. soybean farmers are using in their fields today. He is professor of plant breeding and associate head of the Crop Sciences Department at the University of Illinois. Diers received a Ph.D. and M.S. in plant breeding and cytogenetics from Iowa State University and a B.S. in agronomy from the University of Minnesota.
The United Soybean Board through checkoff proudly recognizes individuals, organizations or companies, like Diers, whose achievements make positive impacts on the U.S. soybean industry or the soybean checkoff. The 69 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. The full article is available HERE.
New ILLINI brand Soybean Variety Now Available
Illinois farmers deserve to have choices and the new ILLINI brand soybean varieties developed at the University of Illinois and sold by Williamsfield Seed Company LLC are conventional varieties with excellent yield potential. This will give farmers new genetics that they can use to capture premiums paid for growing conventional varieties.“Investment in breeding programs at the University of Illinois by soybean industry stakeholders including the Illinois Soybean Association, have accelerated the process of bringing much-needed, high performing conventional varieties to Illinois soybean fields,” says Brian Diers, crop sciences professor and soybean breeder at the University of Illinois. “Their investments have allowed us to use modern genetic technology such as marker-assisted selections in the development of new varieties. The ILLINI variety gives farmers options and is certainly worth considering for the 2013 growing season.”
The full article is available HERE.