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About this book
About this book
The soybean is a crop of global importance and is one of most frequently cultivated crops worldwide. It is rich in oil and protein and is used for human and animal consumption as well as for industrial purposes. Soybean plants also play an important role in crop diversification and benefit the growth of other crops, adding nitrogen to the soil during crop rotation.
With contributions from eminent researchers from around the world, this book provides a concise coverage of all aspects of this important crop, including genetics and physiology, varietal improvement, production and protection technology, utilization and nutritional value.
History and Importance; 1. Origin and history of soybean; 2. Role of soybean in agriculture; Genetics and Physiology; 3. Botany of soybean plant; 4. Soybean genetic resources; 5. Varietal improvement in soybean; 6. Soybean yield physiology: Principles and processes of yield production; Production; 7. Agro-techniques for soybean production; 8. Nutrient management in soybean; 9. Water management in soybean; 10. Biological nitrogen fixation in soybean; 11. Storage of soybean; Protection; 12. Diseases of soybean and their management; 13. Weed management in soybean; 14. Insect pests of soybean and their management; 15. Nematodes of soybean and their management; Utilization; 16. Technology for processing and utilization of soybean for food; 17. Nutritional value of soybean; 18. Uses of soybean: Products and preparation; 19. Vegetable soybean; Marketing and Trade; 20. Global soybean marketing and trade: A situation and outlook analysis.