The SoybeanBotany, Production and Uses
Edited by G Singh, Agronomist (Pulses), Punjab Agricultural University, India
The soybean is a crop of global importance and is one of most frequently cultivated crops worldwide. It is rich in oil and protein, used for human and animal consumption as well as for industrial purposes. Soybean plants also play an important role in crop diversification and benefit the growth of other crops, adding nitrogen to the soil during crop rotation. With contributions from eminent researchers from around the world, The Soybean provides a concise coverage of all aspects of this important crop, including genetics and physiology, varietal improvement, production and protection technology, utilization and nutritional value.
Researchers and students in plant science, crop science and horticulture.
History and Importance1. The origin and history of soybean2. The Role of soybean in agricultureBotany, Genetics and Physiology3. Soybean growth and development4. Soybean genetic resources5. Varietal improvement in soybean6. Soybean yield physiology: Principles and processes of yield productionProduction7. Agro-techniques for soybean production8. Nutrient management in soybean9. Water management in soybean10. Weed management in soybean11. Biological nitrogen fixation in soybean12. Storage of soybeanProtection13. Diseases of soybean and their management14. Insect pests of soybean and their management15. Nematodes of soybean and their managementUtilization16. Soybean Processing and Utilization17. Nutritional value of soybean18. Uses of soybean: Products and Preparation19. Vegetable soybeanMarketing and Trade20. Global soybean marketing and trade: A situation and outlook analysis
Singh </B> is working as Senior Agronomist (Pulses) (equivalent to Professor) in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He received his BSc Agri. (Hons.) and MSc Agronomy degrees from the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India and he was scholarship holder. He did his PhD from the University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom on Commonwealth Scholarship where he studied the effects of herbicides on biological nitrogen fixation in peas (Pisum sativum).
He has about 20 years experience of working on various grain legumes at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. His main areas of research include conservation agriculture, planting method and planting time, weed management, nutrient management, plant population and planting geometry, water management, etc. He has given very useful recommendations to farmers for raising productivity of their grain legume crops and reducing the cost of cultivation. He is actively involved in teaching of Agronomy courses to students as well as extension education programmes for farmers. He also worked with the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) at its Regional Office for Central Asia and the Caucasus, Tashkent, Uzbekistan for one year (2005-2006) where he worked as Technical Coordinator of an Asian Development Bank funded project on 'Improving rural livelihoods through efficient water and soil fertility management in Central Asia'.
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