1. NCSRP Executive Board will review overall program impact and success and establish specific research priorities of regional importance on a five-year cycle (e.g. key diseases, insects, production practices, etc.).
2. NSCRP funded programs and projects will not be redundant with current state (QSSB) or nationally (USB) funded programs but may complement and extend state or nationally funded projects when addressing the common interests and needs of North Central region soybean growers.
3. A multi-year research project or program proposals will be accepted for funding consideration, but annual renewal will be predicated on the successful generation and communication of meaningful annual results.
4. NCSRP emphasizes the collection, compilation, and dissemination of research results through appropriate peer-reviewed scientific abstracts and journals, extension publications, farmer-focused bulletins, appropriate websites (Soybean Research & Information Network), and databases (National Soybean Checkoff Research Database).
Collaborative Soybean Research Objectives and Priorities:
1. Soybean yield and quality enhancement through genetic improvement and biotic and abiotic stress mitigation for soybean maturity groups 0-IV.
2. Soybean production practices that will increase yield, profitability and environmental stewardship issues specific to the North Central region.