New research investment to focus on soybean flower and pod retention

A new multi-regional research partnership aims to achieve the best genetic potential of soybeans by improving flower and pod retention.  

Suzanne Shirbroun is a grain farmer from northeast Iowa representing the North Central Soybean Research program and the Iowa Soybean Association.  She tells Brownfield the project has great potential.

“We could see an enhanced yield of 10-15% and that would be an additional $50 per acre for US soybean farmers.