The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) approved funding for close to $3 million for fiscal year 2021 for ten university-based projects. One of the proejcts includes our Danny Singh who will serve as co-PI with others on a project led by Leah McHale, The Ohio State University, titled “SOYGEN2: Increasing Soybean Genetic Gain for Yield and Seed Composition by Developing Tools, Know-how and Community Among Public Breeders in the North Central US” (This project will also receive funding from USB)
Additional projects on campus from our many colleagues include:
• Thomas Baum and Greg Tylka, plant pathology and microbiology and Andrew Severin, biotechnology, will serve as co-principal investigators (PIs) with others in a project led by Andrew Scaboo, University of Missouri, titled “An Integrated Approach to Enhance Durability of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Resistance for Long-term, Strategic SCN Management (Phase II)”
• Erin Hodgson and Matthew O'Neal, entomology, will serve as co-PIs with others in a project led by Kelley Tilmon, The Ohio State University, titled “Soybean Entomology Research and Extension in the North Central Region”
• Daren Mueller, plant pathology and microbiology, will serve as lead PI with several other co-PIs for a project titled “Developing an Integrated Management and Communication Plan for Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome”
• Daren Mueller, plant pathology and microbiology, will serve as a co-PI with others on a project led by Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin, titled “Multi-pronged Strategies to Provide Efficient, Sustainable, and Durable Control of Sclerontinia Stem Rot - Year 3”
• Greg Tylka, plant pathology and microbiology, will serve as a co-PI with others on a project led by Sam Markell, North Dakota State University, titled “The SCN Coalition: Advancing Management” More information about these projects can be found on the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database, which also provides information about project researchers, objectives, progress reports and final results including how farmers will benefit from the work.