The Crop Protection Network is supported by the the United Soybean Board (USB), North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP), the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), the U.S Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative, and the North Central Integrated Pest Management (NC-IPM) Center. All Land Grant Universities involved and the NC-IPM Center are also supported by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA).
The United Soybean Board works with honesty and integrity to achieve maximum value for the U.S. soybean farmer’s checkoff investments. Maximizing profit opportunities for U.S. soybean farmers by investing and leveraging soybean checkoff resources.
The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) was established in 1992 by state checkoff organizations in the North Central states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A farmer-led organization that invests soybean checkoff funds in university research and Extension programs to better understand and manage plant stressors that reduce soybean yield and farmer profitability.
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.
Enhancing food safety and supply by reducing the impact of Fusarium Head Blight (scab) on wheat and barley.
Improving health, environment, and economic benefits by providing leadership and cooperating with their partners to facilitate the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions, based in the North Central region.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. We invest in and support initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.