SALISBURY, Md. — The Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) is currently seeking proposals from researchers focused on soybean production to benefit Delaware farmers. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2020.
“In our current economic climate, the board encourages research focused on increasing the viability and profitability of soybean farmers within the state,” says DSB Chairman Cory Atkins.
Priority areas for the board include increasing yield, addressing weeds and pests, responsible stewardship of the land, unique market opportunities, and new technology options. A full list of research priorities, guidelines, and application form are available on the board’s website, www.desoybeans.org.
Delaware farmers plant about 160,000 acres of soybeans annually, producing over seven million bushels of beans and generating approximately $60 million in value to the state. The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the Secretary of Agriculture. Funded through a one-half of one percent assessment on the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale, the checkoff works with partners in the value chain to identify and capture opportunities that increase farmer profit potential.
–Danielle Bauer Farace, Delaware Soybean Board