The Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board recognizes the importance of continued soybean research to ensure our farmers are able to harvest better quality products. This research provides insight into new methods of crop management, which enables farmers to produce a soybean at an affordable price to the consumer. Soybean breeding, pest control, variety testing and disease management are among the many soybean checkoff funded research projects being done in our state.

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

The Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board carefully invests checkoff dollars in research that will continue to work to increase yields and profitability while using fewer resources to promote sustainability. The Board also promotes development of new uses. Investment dollars are continually working for the state’s farmers year after year, whether it’s for new, innovative solutions or developments...

Top Research Funding Areas

- Variety Development and Testing
- Pest and Weed Management
- Increasing and Protecting Yield and Profitability
- Economic and Environmental Impacts

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

Weed and Pest Management Given the State’s Southern Climate

Innovative Research Projects

- Research Support for Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds
- Profit-Optimizing Water Management Research: Genotype Identification for Drought Tolerance Traits
- Soybean Pathology Foliar and Soil Disease Monitoring and Management
- Soybean...

Our Biggest Success Story as a Result of Research

Palmer Amaranth control

Financial Overview: FY2023
Sustainable Production
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Total dollar amount of all FY2023 projects

Total dollar amount of all FY2024 projects