Archive | Soybean Crop Science

Learn the science behind growing top quality soybeans, and increasing yields with sustainable farming practices, which are ecological and economical.

If the beans are picked just after the pod is filled out (when the pod is plump and green), they can be cooked as a green vegetable, similar to lima beans. Courtesy How to Grow Super Soybeans

Using Soybeans as Food

Soybeans contain more protein than lean meat. Two pounds of soybeans supply the protein equivalent of 5 pounds of boneless beef, 15 quarts of milk, 6 dozen eggs or 4 pounds of cheese.

Soybean hay. Courtesy How to Grow Super Soybeans.

Non-Human-Food Uses for Soybean Crops

Although most soybean producers strictly grow their beans to sell on the market, high quality soybeans are a valuable source of animal food. It is always better to feed crops you have grown to your animals than to risk buying feed of uncertain origin and quality. There are other uses as well outside of just […]

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Soybean Plant Chemistry, with a Focus on Soil and Plant Calcium

Normal development of soybean plants, like any other growth performance, is distinctly a matter of proper nutrition.

Soybean pods

Soybean Plant Biology

The soybean is a truly amazing and versatile crop plant. It is one of the oldest food plants, domesticated by 1100 BC in northeastern China. Its ancestor is a wild vine-like plant that produces tiny, hard seeds that are useless for food unless properly prepared.

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Minerals for Healthy Soil & High-Quality, Top Yields

We know there are over 20 minerals needed to grow plants. We know there is a certain level of minerals needed in the soil (a sufficiency level), and that there is a balance or a ratio between them. We also know soil with “perfect” soil testing results does not always grow perfect crops.