AM Minnesota Today David Kee
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be David Kee the Research Director for Minnesota Soybean. David coordinates all the research projects funded by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. The final decision as to if a research projects is funded is made by the Action Committee on the Council. Remember, the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council consists of Minnesota Soybean Farmers elected by soybean farmers. By Federal Law check-off funds can only be used for research, education and promotion.
David told me that 28 different research projects have been funded this year. Many are to better understand production issues Minnesota Soybean farmers are dealing with. Examples include weed management and resistance, Sudden Death Syndrome, White Mold, aphids developing resistance to pyrothroids, and many more. Another part of David's job is to facilitate getting the results of research projects to Minnesota Soybean farmers. Remember too, it was Minnesota Soybean farmers that funded the research projects through the soybean check-off.