Lisa Balbes

SRIN: New Biotechnology Rules Will Bring Better Soybeans, Faster

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has completely overhauled the process used to regulate new genetic material, noting it will “reduce regulatory burden for developers of organisms that are unlikely to pose risks.” It also allows regulators to focus resources and oversight on areas with the greatest potential for risk. This win-win will continue to protect plant health while increasing regulatory precision. “We are always looking for new and better seeds, to grow new and better soybeans. Any process that gets improved seeds into our hands and our fields more quickly is helpful,” says Tom Oswald, United Soybean Board Director and [...]

By |March 29, 2021|

How to Use a Soybean Product Guide

Sometimes soybean product guides are like yield maps - pretty pictures, but they do not get much use.  However, just like that yield map, a product guide can produce valuable insight on how to manage a given soybean genetic line. Soybean varieties are typically selected based off their performance in yield trials or contests. But how often do farmers understand the do’s and don’ts of their high-yielding, selected soybean products? Below are a few items that can be found in most quality soybean product guides. Now that we are in a modern digital age, many companies offer their product [...]

By |January 6, 2021|
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