Plant Research

Growing a Better Bean

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) believes scientific research can help farmers increase yields, reduce costs and protect the land and water, which is why OSC helps fund research for issues that matters most to Ohio farmers.

From plant disease to pest control to plant breeding, soybean checkoff dollars go to work to help find solutions to the biggest challenges facing Ohio soybean farmers today. These research projects include finding resistances to pests and disease, developing new soybean varieties and on-the-field research to determine other yield-limiting factors. The knowledge gained helps Ohio soybean farmers make the most of their soybean crop.

To learn more about OSC’s contributions to soybean plant research, contact Tom Fontana at or by phone at 614-476-3100.

Current Projects

Fighting Soybean Cyst Nematode

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Tank Mixing and Double Cropping to Increase Yield

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Stink Bugs and Other Soybean Pests

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Pigweed Management

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Better Nutrient Management

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Virus Induced Gene Silencing

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Field Leader

As farming continues to change, it’s more important than ever for growers to stay on top of the latest agronomic research, technology trends and nutrient management. That’s why the Ohio Soybean Council developed Field Leader, an online resource to give farmers access to the latest soybean checkoff research and water quality information to enhance their operations.