MSPC is committed to providing Michigan producers with the latest information to help you address challenges to your soybean profitability.

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The Soybean Management and Research Technology research project gives producers the tools to implement production studies in a local, real world environment in order to improve soybean management and profitability. Studies are conducted with production scale equipment in a statistically relevant framework. The annual SMaRT research report is shared with more than 10,000 growers each year. Click here for the SMaRT Fact Sheets.


2017 SMaRT On-farm Research Report (9 trials):

  1. 2014 to 2016 Residual Broadcast Gypsum Trial
  2. 2015, 2016 and 2017 Planting Rate Trial
  3. 2016 and 2017 ILevo Seed Treatment Trial
  4. 2017 In-furrow Calcium Fertilizer Trial
  5. 2017 Complete Seed Treatment Trial
  6. 2016 and 2017 Field Rolling Trial
  7. 2017 Foliar Fungicide and Insecticide Trial
  8. 2017 White Mold Foliar Fungicide Comparison Trial
  9. 2016 and 2017 Prescription Foliar Fertilizer Trial

Past SMaRT On-farm Research Reports:

2011 SMaRT Research Report 2012 SMaRT Research Report  2013 SMaRT Research Report 2014 SMaRT Research Report – 2015 SMaRT Research Report2016 SMaRT Research Report


HARVEST DEMONSTRATION VIDEO: (Sep 23, 2015)Preventing soybean losses at harvest was the goal of a Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day held Sept. 18, 2015, in Lenawee County by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and Michigan Farm Bureau.

HERBICIDE RESISTANT WEEDS VIDEO: (October 2015) Herbicide resistant weeds are taking over more fields every year in Michigan. Marestail, Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and ragweed are the bad actors today, but that list keeps growing. Also growing is the list of herbicides that the weeds are resistant to. These include Triazines, ALS and glyphosate (some weeds have multiple resistance).


SCNWeedsFree Sample Analysis

SCN and Herbicide Resistant Weeds sampling for Michigan soybean farmers is a service provided by your soybean checkoff. Click here for more information.

Michigan Soybean Yield Contest

The Michigan Soybean Yield Contest is open to all Michigan soybean farmers. The purpose is to increase soybean yields and profitability in Michigan. For more information on how to be involved, click here.


MSPC is dedicated to research for the Michigan soybean producers. The majority of the research is done with, but not limited to, Michigan State University and Michigan State University Extension offices.

Other organizations consist of Kettering University, Lenawee Soil Conservation District, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan – Dearborn, North Central Soybean Research Program, The United Soybean Board, collaboration with other states, and the National Biodiesel Board.

The majority of the budget is allocated to addressing production research needs. Appreciating research investments are not an end in itself, we then use various venues such as meetings, mailing, media, electronics, etc. to communicate the research results to our producer investors for use in making management decision for the next year’s soybean crop.

For information on collaborative research projects check the following:

National Checkoff Research Database

North Central Soybean Research Program

For current information sign up for our ENewsletter –  Soybean Weekly by sending a request to with subject line “Soybean Weekly.” Click here for a sample of the information.