Soybean Physiology, Agronomy, and Utilization - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125211604, 9780323158756

Soybean Physiology, Agronomy, and Utilization

1st Edition

Editors: A.G. Norman
eBook ISBN: 9780323158756
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd November 1978
Page Count: 262
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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


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