Darin Joos2023-12-21T11:13:16-06:00


Darin Joos

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Breeding
  • Crop Production

Research Agronomist
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

With more than 20 years of variety trial experience, Darin has served as the cornerstone of the University of Illinois’ Variety Testing program. By overseeing the state’s soybean, corn and wheat variety testing, he helps ensure the state’s farmers are equipped with the best information when making their annual seed purchase decisions. In addition to his work with variety trials, Darin now manages the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center.

Fun Facts!
A true outdoorsman, Darin enjoys hunting and fishing. His favorite place to vacation is anywhere he can be on a lake.

Research Projects

University of Illinois Crop Science Variety Trials – Protein, Oil and SCN Resistance2024-04-09T14:44:29-05:00

In addition to using the SCIO CNST NIR technology on the combine to determine the protein and oil content of each tested variety, soil samples will be collected at harvest to assess population levels of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Data will be shared with Illinois farmers through several methods, including the UI Variety Trial website.

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