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Iowa Soybean Research Center

in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association

Newsletter January 2023

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                               January 2023 Newsletter

Vol. 16

ISRC Undergoes Center Review

ISRC center review panel discussion
The ISRC review panel met in November to provide feedback on the center’s activities.

The Iowa Board of Regents requires that each ISU center be reviewed every seven years, so the Iowa Soybean Research Center underwent a review in November. The purpose of the review was to get feedback on the effectiveness of the center’s activities and processes and to solicit feedback that may improve the functioning and effectiveness of the center moving forward. ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean for Research and Discovery Carolyn Lawrence-Dill provided guidance and oversight for the review. Read more...

ISA’s The State of Soy Features the ISRC and SCN

State of Soy video on SCNIn December, ISA’s Senior Director of Information and Education Aaron Putze interviewed ISRC Director and professor of plant pathology, entomology and microbiology Greg Tylka, who is also a founding member of the SCN Coalition, for an episode of The State of Soy. The video features the growing problem of widespread loss of effectiveness of SCN resistance. Also, be sure to check out the December and January issues of the ISA's Iowa Soybean Review as the ISRC is highlighted in both issues. Read more...

Extension Holds Crop Advantage Meetings

Extension Crop Advantage meetings locations on mapIowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting its annual Crop Advantage Series at 14 locations across Iowa in January 2023. The meetings provide farmers with the most up-to-date, research-based crop production information ahead of the growing season with location specific information provided. Read more...


ISA to Hold Innovation to Profit Conference

ISA Innovation to Profit Conference LogoThe Iowa Soybean Association will host its Innovation to Profit Conference on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 9am - 3pm at the FFA Enrichment Center adjacent to the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, IA. ISA’s Research Center for Farming Innovation team will discuss research results, explain how to integrate in-field and edge-of-field strategies on the farm and give ideas to improve profitability. Read more...


ISRC Co-sponsors 2022 National Soybean Nematode Conference

Greg Tylka speaking at the National Soybean Nematode ConferenceThe ISRC served as a sponsor for the National Soybean Nematode Conference in Savannah, GA, December 14-16, 2022. ISA Senior Director of Research and North Central Soybean Research Program Executive Director Ed Anderson provided opening remarks. ISRC Director and ISU professor  Greg Tylka was a keynote speaker. 


Get to Know IAC Farmer Rep: Suzanne Shirbroun

IAC Farmer Rep Suzanne ShirbrounSuzanne Shirbroun is one of three Iowa soybean farmer representatives serving on the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. The council serves to identify research needs in the areas of soybean production and protection for the center. Farmer representatives serve three-year terms on the council and provide feedback on what research topics are of importance to soybean farmers. Read more...


Researcher Spotlight: Arti Singh

Research affiliate Arti SinghISRC affiliate Arti Singh is an assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State University with more than 15 years of plant breeding experience. Her research focuses on harnessing genetic diversity for genetic gain, utilization of advanced data analytics particularly machine and deep learning for early disease and stress signatures and genetic/genomic studies on abiotic and biotic stress resistance. Read more...


CropsTV Returns for Season 3

CropsTV logoIowa State Extension and Outreach’s CropsTV has returned for a third season. Episodes may be viewed at the subscriber’s convenience and cover a variety of ag-related topics. Viewing opened January 3 and continues through March. Read more...



ISU Researchers Host Training Session for Indigo Ag 

ISU researchers host training for Indigo Ag On November 30 and December 1, Indigo Ag called on faculty from ISU’s plant pathology, entomology and microbiology (PPEM) department to provide up-to-date information and insights into their specialized areas. 


NCSRP Funds Iowa State Researchers

NCSRP logoThe North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) approved $4.59 million in funding for research in fiscal year 2023 to support 10 university-based projects. Iowa State researchers are involved in seven of those projects. 



ISU Researchers Funded by USB

USB logoThe United Soybean Board (USB) approved more than $950,000 in funding for fiscal year 2023 to support five projects led by Iowa State researchers and ISRC affiliates. Read more...



ISRC Affiliate Highlights

Arti Singh
Singh selected for Women Impacting ISU Calendar 

ISRC affiliate and assistant professor of agronomy Arti Singh was selected as one of several “Women Impacting ISU” and appears on the “2023 Women Impacting ISU Calendar. Each year, 12 women from a variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds are selected by committee representatives from the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Student Programs and previous calendar honorees and members of the ISU community to highlight the important role women play at Iowa State University. 

Mark Licht
Licht elected to Story County Extension seat

Associate professor of agronomy Mark Licht was one of five people elected to Story County Agricultural Extension Council during the November 2022 elections.



Affiliates in the News

Checkoff investment furthers ISRC research

Delaying Onset of Sudden Death Syndrome Could Protect Soybean Yield

Most Damaging Soybean Pathogen (video)

Fighting the 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' in Soybeans

More Soybean varieties with Peking SCN Resistance for 2023, but More Needed 

Iowa State Engineers Spin Off Tech, Company to Market Soy Oil for Better Roads

One More Tool to Manage Herbicide Resistance (video)

Iowa Soybean Research Center funds new research at ISU

Upcoming Events

January, multiple locations in Iowa - ISU Extension Crop Advantage Series

January-March - Crops TV Season 3

February 13-15, St. Louis, MO - 2023 Soybean Breeders Workshop

February 16, Ankeny, IA - ISA's Innovation to Profit Conference

March 9-11, Orlando, FL - Commodity Classic

Wednesdays at noon - Iowa Learning Farms Weekly Webinars

Happy New Year!

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