Soybean Farming Articles

  • InCommand 1200: A window into your planter, part II

    In the second installment of this blog I will share specific examples where InCommand identified issues that could cost yield. It's all pretty common knowledge that proper seed spacing and uniform emergence equates to more bushels in the bin but how do you know you're planting properly? Enter the InCommand™ 1200. It has the resolution to clearly show everything you need to know. Historical ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • 2014 Soyabean Trial - Case Study

    Results of studies carried out under growth room conditions indicated that Hibrix soil amendment can provide significant increases in the growth of wheat, soybean and canola.?In the summer of 2013, a field trial was conducted using soybeans as the indicator crop to test the effectiveness of Hibrix soil amendment for increasing plant growth and productivity under field conditions. The trial was ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Saddle up, soybean seed pigments: argonaute5 in spatially regulated silencing of Chalcone Synthase genes

    Most soybean seeds you see, whether in bins at the store, or in train cars as a commodity crop, have a yellow seed coat that may have only a tiny fleck of dark pigment at the hilum, where the seed attaches to the pod. The predominant yellow color results from silencing of chalcone synthase (CHS) genes by RNA interference (RNAi) due to the presence of I or ii alleles. The ii allele has an inverted ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Collegiate Biobased Network Provides Connections To Industry Leaders For Interested Students

    The Collegiate Biobased Network (CBN), supported by the United Soybean Board, promotes educational and career connections in the biobased industry for college and university students. There is no cost to join this professional organization, and students will get access to biobased development updates, webinars on current biobased topics, networking and mentoring ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Estimating the ratio of pond size to irrigated soybean land in Mississippi: a case study

    Although more on-farm storage ponds have been constructed in recent years to mitigate groundwater resources depletion in Mississippi, little effort has been devoted to estimating the ratio of on-farm water storage pond size to irrigated crop land based on pond metrics and its hydrogeological conditions. In this study, two simulation scenarios were chosen to determine such a ratio as well as to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adsorption of reactive blue BF-5G dye by soybean hulls: kinetics, equilibrium and influencing factors

    The textile industry is known for the high use of chemicals, such as dyes, and large volumes of effluent that contaminate waters, a fact that has encouraged research and improved treatment techniques. In this study, we used unprocessed soybean hulls for the removal of reactive blue BF-5G dye. The point of zero charge of soybean hulls was 6.76. Regarding the speed of agitation in the adsorption ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ninth Circuit Denies Requests to Stay Use of Enlist Duo Herbicide During Judicial Review

    On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a motion for a stay pending review filed on December 18, 2014, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as well as a subsequent stay motion filed on February 6, 2015, by the Center for Food Safety and other petitioners (Case Nos. 14-73353 and 14-73359, consolidated).  Both motions requested that the court stay ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Effects of bisphenol a on key enzymes in cellular respiration of soybean seedling roots

    Environmental endocrine disrupter–bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in the environment, with potential toxic effects on plants. Previous studies found a significant effect of BPA on levels of mineral nutrients in plant roots, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. To determine how BPA influences root mineral nutrients, the effects of BPA (1.5, 3.0, 6.0, 12.0, 24.0, 48.0 and 96.0 mg L−1) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of Bisphenol A on antioxidant system in soybean seedling roots

    Bisphenol A (BPA), an emerging pollutant in the environment, with potential toxic effects on plants; however, the toxicity mechanism remains largely unknown. The antioxidant system plays an important role in protecting plants against the damage of stress. Here, the effects of BPA on the antioxidant system [superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT), ascorbic acid (AsA), ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Soy Cultivation in South America

    The expansion of soy bean Soy cultivation has shown an increasing expansion throughout Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, in the last decade. This remarkable increase is explained by its economical importance in the region, and as a consequence, it is difficult to regulate its progress and attenuate its potential socio-environmental impacts. In 2012, in these 4 countries the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Effects of bisphenol a on mineral nutrition in soybean seedling roots

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous chemical in the environment and is potentially harmful to plants. However, relevant studies on the effects of BPA on plants are relatively scarce. In the present work, the effects of BPA on the biomass (fresh and dry weight), absorptive function (activity and absorptive area), and mineral element levels in soybean (Glycine max L.) seedling roots treated with ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Food security faces growing pest advance

    Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields. By 2050, according to new research in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, those opportunistic viruses, bacteria, fungi, blights, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Photosynthesis, chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics and chlorophyll content of soybean seedlings under combined stress of bisphenol A and cadmium

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in the environment due to its continual application in plastics and epoxy resin industry. Cadmium (Cd) is a highly toxic heavy metal element mainly used in smelting, electroplating and plastic/dye manufacturing. BPA and Cd pollution exist simultaneously in many agricultural regions. However, little information is available regarding the combined effects of BPA ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Combined effects of bisphenol A and cadmium on growth and nitrate assimilation of soybean seedling roots

    Bisphenol A (BPA) and cadmium (Cd) pollution exist simultaneously in many regions. However, little information is available regarding the combined effects of BPA and Cd pollution on plants. Plant roots are in direct contact with the soil, which is an important compartment of BPA and Cd. Here, the effects of combined BPA and Cd pollution on soybean seedling roots were evaluated in pot ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Saving wetlands through responsible cultivation of soy

    Those consuming tofu and soy milk, but especially meat eaters and those driving a car should keep a critical eye on the impacts of soy cultivation. About 70 percent of soy cultivated is used for animal feed fulfilling the growing meat demands in the world, while the second largest driver of soy expansion is for the use of biodiesel. Whilst recognising these values of soy, its expansion has ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Conservation: It’s the right thing to do

    A fable of six blind men and an elephant originated centuries ago somewhere on the Indian continent. In it the blind men try to identify an elephant by touching only one part. According to the fable each man came to a different conclusion as to what the elephant was. The parable illustrates that though opinions may vary, there’s some truth to be found in all of them. That’s the way it ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Estimating the contribution of groundwater to rootzone soil moisture

    In the Huaibei Plain basin, China, soybean is a main crop. During the soybean growth period, rainfall can vary largely and depth to watertable can also vary largely. The amount of water supplied to the soybean rootzone by groundwater affects soybean growth and yield. Accurate simulation of groundwater contributions to soybean rootzone soil moisture (groundwater contribution) can be important for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of heavy metal contamination and bioaccumulation in soybean plants from mining and smelting areas of southern Hunan province, China

    Soybean is one of most important dicotyledonous food crops and widely planted in Hunan province, China. However, mining activity causes soil contamination in which soybean grows. To assess the impact of mining‐induced soil contamination on soybean plants, a geoaccumulation index (Igeo) was used to evaluate 20 soil samples from the mining areas of southern Hunan province, China. The results ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The effect of ground level ozone on vegetation: the case of spatial variability of crops in the People’s Republic of China

    This paper aims to show how spatial variability of crops in China could reduce the effect of ozone on crops. The spatiotemporal variations of ozone are simulated using Models-3 Community Multiscale Air Quality modelling system coupled with the Regional Emission Inventory in Asia (CMAQ/REAS). The ozone effect on crops is evaluated based on the AOT40 index (accumulated exposure over threshold of 40 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

    Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and away the world’s largest importer. The soybean was domesticated some 3,000 years ago by farmers in eastern China. But it wasn’t until well after World War II that the crop gained agricultural ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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