Minnesota is the third largest soybean-producing state in the United States. Farmers grow 6.25 million acres of soybean with an average yield of 41 bushels per acre. Ongoing research and education by University of Minnesota Extension supports monitoring and prevention of soybean cyst nematode, soybean aphids, and other pests and diseases that impact soybean crops. Our research has helped to extend the growing range for soybeans northward through the state.
Our latest work is at soybeans.umn.edu, a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and University of Minnesota Extension.
Provides comprehensive information on soybean production, including cost control, planting, fertilizing, insect and weed management, harvesting, and marketing. Download PDF (4.8 MB) or purchase printed copy.
Data from the 2011 crop year to help growers select varieties best adapted to a specific area in Minnesota. See report (988 K PDF).
Soybean cyst nematode is a number one yield robber of soybeans and has infested more than 50% of fields in Minnesota. This guide covers identification, control, and prevention of soybean cyst nematode in Minnesota.
Extension agronomist – soybeans
Agronomy and Plant Genetics
211 Hayes Hall, 1509 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108