Welcome to the Pennsylvania Soybean Board
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board (PSB) consists of a farmer-driven board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the national soy checkoff program.
The soy checkoff helps ensure a strong and profitable future for soybean farmers. Through the checkoff, each farmer contributes one-half of 1 percent of the price of each bushel, which elevators and processors collect at the first point of sale. The checkoff uses the funds for activities to improve the profit potential for all U.S. soybean farmers.
PSB primarily focuses on soybean research, marketing and education to support the profitability of Pennsylvania soybean farmers and the soy industry.
Pennsylvania Soybean Board Mission Statement
Approved December 12, 2013
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is committed to advancing soybeans in the Commonwealth and investing soybean checkoff dollars in programs and initiatives that fund research; outreach and education; promotions and alternative uses.
BE ON THE ALERT FOR INVASIVE PIGWEEDS
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are new, very aggressive pigweeds that have been found in numerous counties across Pennsylvania and in neighboring states. They are resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides, can significantly decrease yield, and can double, or even triple, annual herbicide cost.
Help stop the spread of these invasive weeds. The time is NOW to scout and detect early infestations. Herbicides are best applied when the weeds are small, 4 inches and under.
PSB Spring 2016 Checkpoint: features an article on Palmer amaranth identification and best management practices
Palmer Amaranth & Waterhemp Flyer_2016: Penn State Extension flyer
Take Action on Weeds: website devoted to herbicide-resistance management
For more information, visit EXTENSION.PSU.EDU/PESTS/WEEDS or contact your local county Extension office.