Benchmarking Soybean Production Systems in the North-Central USA

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist

This is our preliminary report (year 1) from our Region‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices across the North-Central soybean production region. This project is funded by many state check-off boards including the WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) and the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP). The project goal is to identify the key factors that preclude Soybean Producers from obtaining yields that should be potentially possible on their respective individual farms. The term used for the difference between what yield is possible on your farm each year and what you yield you actually achieve is called a “Yield Gap”.

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