Welcome to CoolBean!

This UW-Extension website offers the latest soybean research and information for growers.

Wisconsin Soybean Association and Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Sponsored Programs

  • Free SCN Testing Program (Funded but deployment delayed due to COVID-19)

The soy checkoff and Shawn Conley, state soybean extension specialist, created The Soybean Report blog to communicate research directly with growers.

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From the Blog

I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jeremy Ross,…

The Soybean Flowering – Summer Solstice Fallacy

Shawn P. Conley, Lindsay Chamberlain and James Specht Every…

Variable Germination and Emergence in Soybean: Which Seeds Are Still Viable?

Many of us, including myself, have planted under less than ideal…

The WSMB Free Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Program is Back in 2018!

Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley The WI Soybean…

Cool Bean is part of the WSMB network of agronomy and research experts.