Soybean

Glycine max


Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
80 - 120 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.6 - 7

Temperature
0°C - 0°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Soybean

Introduction

Soybean (Glycine max) is a type of legume of the Fabaceae family native to east Asia. It is mainly known for its edible bean which provides good proteins and oil. The main countries growing soybeans are the United States (32% of world total), Brazil (31%) and Argentina (18%).

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Soybean varieties suitable for your location
Apply the basal fertilization

Care

When selecting a soybean strain, one has to consider that varieties differ in their suitability for certain growing seasons. The pest history of a field should be considered before soybean planting. Some varieties have a genetic resistance to the most important pests. Plant multiple soybean varieties to ensure diversity across fields. Soybeans are able to fix nitrogen through a symbiosis with the bacterium Bradyrhizobium japonicum. For best results, the correct strain of bacteria should be mixed with the soybean seed before planting. Soybean seeds should be planted at about 4 cm below the surface, approximately 40 cm apart from each other. Planting is recommended when soil temperatures are at least 10°C and trending upwards.

Soil

Healthy, fertile, workable soil is beneficial for growing soybeans. Especially loamy soil works well due to its ability to keep the soil drained but still moist. Soybean plants prefer slightly acidic soils with a pH around 6.5. The crop can be grown from sea level up to an altitude of 2000 m.

Climate

Soybeans are usually grown in cool, temperate regions like the midwestern United States and southern Canada, but tropical climates like Indonesia also give good results. This crop can grow almost anywhere with a warm growing season, ample water, and sunlight. Soybeans can be damaged by subfreezing temperatures, but they are less tender than several other crops, such as corn. Soybeans also need a growing season with temperatures between 20°C and 40°C and at least 500 mm of water. Day length plays an important role in soyabean crop production. Good yield is achieved where the length of day is less than 14 hours.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Soybean

Soybean

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Soybean

Glycine max

Soybean
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Introduction

Soybean (Glycine max) is a type of legume of the Fabaceae family native to east Asia. It is mainly known for its edible bean which provides good proteins and oil. The main countries growing soybeans are the United States (32% of world total), Brazil (31%) and Argentina (18%).

Key Facts

Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
80 - 120 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.6 - 7

Temperature
0°C - 0°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Soybean varieties suitable for your location
Apply the basal fertilization
Soybean

Soybean

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

When selecting a soybean strain, one has to consider that varieties differ in their suitability for certain growing seasons. The pest history of a field should be considered before soybean planting. Some varieties have a genetic resistance to the most important pests. Plant multiple soybean varieties to ensure diversity across fields. Soybeans are able to fix nitrogen through a symbiosis with the bacterium Bradyrhizobium japonicum. For best results, the correct strain of bacteria should be mixed with the soybean seed before planting. Soybean seeds should be planted at about 4 cm below the surface, approximately 40 cm apart from each other. Planting is recommended when soil temperatures are at least 10°C and trending upwards.

Soil

Healthy, fertile, workable soil is beneficial for growing soybeans. Especially loamy soil works well due to its ability to keep the soil drained but still moist. Soybean plants prefer slightly acidic soils with a pH around 6.5. The crop can be grown from sea level up to an altitude of 2000 m.

Climate

Soybeans are usually grown in cool, temperate regions like the midwestern United States and southern Canada, but tropical climates like Indonesia also give good results. This crop can grow almost anywhere with a warm growing season, ample water, and sunlight. Soybeans can be damaged by subfreezing temperatures, but they are less tender than several other crops, such as corn. Soybeans also need a growing season with temperatures between 20°C and 40°C and at least 500 mm of water. Day length plays an important role in soyabean crop production. Good yield is achieved where the length of day is less than 14 hours.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.