Checkoff Aims to Increase National Soybean Yield Average Print
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Written by United Soybean Board   
Monday, 29 August 2011 09:24

The current national soybean yield average is 44 bushels per acre, but to meet world demand, that figure needs to be boosted to 59.5 bushels per acre by the year 2030. The checkoff’s Production Research program funds research utilizing soybean genomics to help meet this goal.

A new checkoff project will use the mapped soybean genome to accelerate the process of developing and introducing new traits that could lead to high-yielding varieties.

Click here to download an audio news report with USB Production Research program Chair Jason Bean, a soybean farmer from Missouri, discussing how says the checkoff supports research that utilizes the mapped soybean genome to identify and evaluate specific soybean genes that increase yields.

If you would like to conduct additional interviews, please call Erin Hamm at 888.235.4332 or e-mail your request to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .