Soybean Physiology, Agronomy, and Utilization

Soybean Physiology, Agronomy, and Utilization

1st Edition - November 23, 1978

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  • Editor: A.G. Norman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158756

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Soybean Physiology, Agronomy, and Utilization attempts to cover and treat in logical sequence the factors that contribute to the potential and versatility of soybeans. The soybean is a major crop plant in the United States. Based on the utilization of the bean, or products therefrom, a substantial soybean industry has also developed. Its uses, agricultural and industrial, primarily depend on the high content of both protein (ca. 40%) and oil (ca. 20%) in the bean. The book begins by discussing soybean production in the United States and worldwide; the uses and economics of soybean products; and the soybean in physiological research. It explains the growth and development of soybeans. It discusses the physiological processes responsible for assimilating the plant body from the environment, namely photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and nitrate reduction. Subsequent chapters examine the impact of environmental variables—such as light, temperature, water, wind, and pests—on soybean plant characteristics as well as soybean breeding, production, processing, and utilization.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    1 Background

    I. Soybean Production

    II. Uses and Economics of Soybean Products

    III. The Soybean in Physiological Research

    2 Growth and Development

    I. Plant Development

    II. Environmental Effects on Plant Development and Performance


    3 Assimilation

    I. Introduction

    II. Carbon Assimilation

    III. Nitrogen Assimilation

    IV. Summary


    4 Agronomic Characteristics and Environmental Stress

    I. Introduction

    II. Light

    III. Temperature

    IV. Water

    V. Wind

    VI. Pests

    VII. Conclusions


    5 Breeding

    I. Breeding Objectives

    II. Steps in Cultivar Development

    III. Breeding Methods

    IV. Breeding Operations

    V. Blends

    VI. Hybrids


    6 Management and Production

    I. Introduction

    II. Planting

    III. Management during the Growing Season

    IV. Harvesting

    V. Drying and Storage


    7 Processing and Utilization

    I. Introduction

    II. Composition of the Seed

    III. Processing

    IV. Utilization

    V. Future Projections


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: November 23, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158756

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A.G. Norman

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