MSRPC Blog

Each year, the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is charged with directing checkoff dollars to support unbiased production research projects. Unbiased production research is crucial to farmers throughout Minnesota. Projects supported by MSR&PC help gather valuable management information and new soybean…


For most people who spot the first signs of skin cancer, detection often begins with the discovery of an abnormal mole. Jay Zielske was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in 2014. Jay Zielske’s circumstances are unusual in more ways than…


Andy Tauer wasn’t always a true believer in aquaculture’s long-term prospects. But those days have passed. Tauer has seen the light; domestic aquaculture, he says, is preparing to serve a growing demand.


For more than 30 years, one innovative program has used a unique approach to increase the connection people have to agriculture, beginning at an early age.  The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) program was established in 1985 as a…


Fall is in the air, the leaves are dropping and seed agronomists are making the rounds, asking what problems you had last year, what varieties are available to overcome those problems and which seed treatments you need to use. Therein…


The recent rains will cause a lot of you to pause for a bit, and then hit it with everything you got. During this breath, pause and think a bit about what happened in this last growing season. You have…


For the second annual Minnesota Soybean Grower-Researcher Retreat, David Kee wanted to try a different format. Last year, the farmers sat at round tables while the researchers moved throughout the room.


Soybeans are emerging and many are in the early seedling stage. The damage from seed damaging insects like seedcorn maggot is waning.