The Maryland Soybean Board is to maximize the profitability of Maryland soybean producers by investing Maryland checkoff funds in research, promotion and communication projects. We serve as the lead resource for information that increases the opportunities for the profitability of Maryland soybean producers.

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Top Things for Farmers to Know About Checkoff Dollars Invested in Research

The Maryland Soybean Board supports research for soybean farmers to have the most current information to protect their crops and the environment. Recent research investments have focused on yield and soil health.

Top Research Funding Areas

- Variety Development and Trials
- Weed Control
- Pest Management
- Cover Crops

Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Maryland's Soybean Production

- Increasing Yield
- Soil Health
- Technology Access

Recent Innovative Research Projects

- Improving Detection of Dectes Stem Borer for Developing Spray Recommendations in Soybeans
- Evaluation of Growth-Promoting Products for Soybean Production in Maryland
- Managing Herbicide-Resistant Common Ragweed Emergence and Growth in Soybeans

Financial Overview: FY2023
Sustainable Production
Chart numbers rounded to nearest 1000. Only projects in this database are shown.
Total dollar amount of all FY2023 projects

Total dollar amount of all FY2024 projects


Maryland farmers grow soybeans on more than 500,000 acres using responsible farm management practices to protect our air, land and water today and for future generations.