Welcome to the Soybean Research Center

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Communication, Collaboration, Synergy

Better Results for Farmers


Fun we've had

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SRC Graduate Students featured in Crossover MNCropCast Podcast Episode

November 9, 2023

In this special cross-over episode, CropCast hosts Dave Nicolai and Seth Naeve visit with three talented graduate students who work on Soybean Research Center related projects...

Dr. Pedro Urriola Reports on Four Significant Projects during Field Day

October 31, 2023

At the recent University of Minnesota Soybean Research Center Field Day, Pedro Urriola and his dedicated team of researchers unveiled the results of four significant projects, shedding light on the future of livestock nutrition, sustainability, and disease prevention. These studies promise to reshape our understanding of soybean utilization, livestock production, and environmental impact assessment.

Center Faculty featured in MITPPC article

October 24, 2023

Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center featured two of our members, Bob Koch and Aaron Lorenz and the work they are doing to try to combat soybean pests from multiple angles.  Read the article here

Rachel Vann of NCSU Visits UMN

September 21, 2023

Rachel Vann, Soybean Extension Specialist, visited us from NCSU to talk about two exciting collaborative structures that are helping to get more done in the soybean arena; Science for Success and the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Soybean Research Center Field Day Featured in AGWEEK

September 7, 2023

AGWEEK covered the Field Day we held on August 31, 2023.  You can read the story here

First Field Day Launches New UMN Soybean Research Center

September 1, 2023

Collaborating researchers showcase field trials for farmers and stakeholders.

Standing in the crop research fields near the St. Paul campus, University of Minnesota researchers and students shared their latest collaborative efforts to improve soybean production...

Seed Art at the State Fair!

September 1, 2023

Lucas Roberts- Ph.D. candidate in the Lorenz Soybean Lab, won a ribbon in Crop Art at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair. He used only soybeans originating from the UM Breeding Program. This was his first attempt at Crop Art....

SRC participates in Coordinated Soybean Centers meeting in Indianapolis

July 31, 2023

Seth Naeve, co-director of the Soybean Research Center here at the University of Minnesota attended the Coordinated Soybean Centers meeting in Indianapolis this past July...

SRC Spring Social 4/28/23

April 18, 2023

Soybean Research Center's Second Annual Spring Social/Networking Event
Friday, April 28 starting at 3:30 pm on the Borlaug Hall (South) Patio, or in 306 Borlaug in case of rain (or snow!)
Stop by anytime until ~5:30 for food, drinks, and conversation with fellow UMN soybean researchers!