• The New Soybean Cyst Nematode Coalition

    Soybean Cyst Nematode is a problem in Ohio fields. Explore how to deal with the pest and meet a new group encouraging growers to “Take the test. Beat the pest!”

  • Seed Quality Issues In Soybean

    The key to determining soybean seed quality issues is looking at the stems. Find out how to identify problems in your fields.

  • Using Data for Smarter Water Quality Policy

    Nutrient management is an important part of farming. Learn about the pilot program tracking best management practices across the state.

Sprayer Cleanout Tips Ohio Field Leader

Properly Winterizing Sprayers Can Help Mitigate Costly Problems Next Spring

This is a busy time of year for many farmers, but taking time to winterize your sprayer now can payoff in avoiding problems next spring.  Without proper …

Soybean Aphid Ohio Soybean Checkoff Research

Developing Resistant Cultivars Using Virus Induced Gene Silencing

Developing new soybean cultivars resistant to disease and pests is not an easy endeavor. It often entails years of careful work to tease out the …

Farm Nutrient Management Data Ohio Soybean Checkoff Research

Using Data For Smarter Water Quality Policy

Nutrient management is an important aspect of soybean farming, because knowing when and how much of a fertilizer to apply is key to high yields. …

Tank Mixing and Double Crop Soybeans Ohio Soybean Checkoff Research

Tank Mixes and Double Cropping: Do They Increase Yields?

In the quest for high soybean yields, it may be tempting to tank mix an insecticide with a planned fungicide treatment for a single-pass application. After …

Soybean Cyst Nematode Coalition Ohio Soybean Checkoff Research

The New Soybean Cyst Nematode Coalition

Until recently, the threat from soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) seemed a thing of the past. Thanks to soybean varieties largely derived from the SCN-resistant PI88788 …

Ohio Soybean Field Leader Soybean Seed Quality

Seed Quality Issues In Soybean

Let’s face it – we’ve had historic rains in parts of Ohio during 2018 and we are now observing many late season issues that come …

Ohio Field Leader Harvest Tips for Planting Success

Three Harvest Tips To Support Planting Success

For many farmers, harvest marks the end of the growing season. They’re excited to find out how seed, inputs and management decisions paid off. Once …

Ohio Field Leader Farm Precision Technology


Ohio is home to many innovative soybean growers who are adopting technologies to farm more efficiently and get the most out of their inputs. Three …

Ohio Field Leader How to Select Soybean Seed

How to Approach Soybean Seed Selection

Seed selection is one of the most important decisions farmers make each year. It involves reviewing the latest private and university research, paying close attention …


As farming continues to change, it’s more important than ever for growers to stay on top of the latest agronomic research, technology trends and water quality best practices. That’s why the Ohio Soybean Council developed Field Leaders, an online resource to give you access to the latest soybean checkoff research and water quality information to enhance your operation.