Online resource streamlines access to soybean checkoff-funded research
An online resource is connecting farmers with soybean checkoff-funded research to help them maximize yields and profitability. Cate Newberg says the Soybean Research and Information Network (SRIN) is a one-stop, easy-to-use tool for farmers who want to grow a better crop.
“We mine the database and we pull projects out and we write them in a way that are easier for farmers to digest,” she says. “It tells you what the benefits are, the results of different kinds of research that have been conducted. And really what to do next… what to scout for and what to look for.”
She tells Brownfield farmers SRIN is a great resource for farmers. “We cover almost every pest and disease we have access to,” she says. “We tell you what to look for, how to treat that, and who to contact if you have or need more information.”
Newberg says planting season is picking up steam and it’s critical that farmers have access to timely information about planting dates, soil management, and pest control and can find it in one spot.
AUDIO: Cate Newberg, SRIN
Kentucky farmer Adam Hendricks consults both the website and the monthly newsletter and says fine-tuning cropping practices can make a difference between profits and losses. “What you can afford last year may be different than what you can do this year,” he says. “So obviously at the end of the year, we’ve got to make the dollars make sense. You’ve got to just look at the research and decide what’s your return on investment. What do you think is the best possibility for you to make money?”
AUDIO: Adam Hendricks, Kentucky farmer
The SRIN website and newsletter highlight results, provide resources, and promote the importance of soybean research.
A link to the website can be found HERE.