Posted on Jul 17, 2008 | Comments 2
Most of us are familiar with soybean. Soybean grows well in well drained loamy soils. It is characterized under the legume family.
Most of the poor farmers prefer to grow legumes because these legumes refill the soil [Soil testing] with nitrogen and minerals, thus making the land productive. Also, these farmers are very much interested in vegetable gardening.
The legumes should be planted continuously for 2 years and cotton for the 3rd year. 2 year rotation system by alternating maize is also an option.
You can use Soybean vegetable seeds for different purposes. Due to the low expenditure of farming for the growth of soybean, it is advantageous for you, if you are interested to cultivate soybeans.
How is soybean linked with genetic modification?
Soybeans are mainly preferred for farming as it is one of the bio-tech food crops that is being genetically modified. Genetic modification of soybean is being used in more number of products.
All the soybeans cultivated for commercial market are genetically modified in the United States. Soybean helps you by allowing you to spray the herbicides widely and to sow the vegetable seeds directly into unplowed field. This process can provide you several advantages.
These advantages can include great soil erosion reduction and creating better wildlife habitat. Fossil fuels are also saved by these soybeans and these are profitable for green house gas effect.
How is soybean useful to you?
Soybeans are useful to you as they are mostly classified as vegetables. As these are classified as vegetables, these can be cooked more easily, are larger in size, have a gentle nutty flavor, improved texture, high in protein and low in oil than field types.
You can choose soybean vegetable seeds as they have high protein content. Soybean is also used as an oil seed and is pre-eminent for its high oil content.
The main use of soybean is it can be used as bulk crop grown for production of oil with the high protein de-fatted and toasted soy meal used as livestock feed. Small fraction of soybeans are used only for Consumption of humans.
You can process the seeds of soybean in a variety of ways. The general uses include soy flour, soy meal, soy milk, textured vegetable protein, tofu, and soy lecithin and soybean oil. These beans are also the main ingredients involved in soy sauce production.
Seeds of soybean are used for extraction of oil and also for subsequent production of soy flour. The soybeans should be cracked, adjusted for moisture content, rolled into flakes and solvent extracted with commercial hexane. The oil extracted is then refined and merged for different applications.
The vegetable seed catalog will help you in selecting and knowing the varieties of soybean. The best quality of soybean seeds you produce, the best will be the oil production. Nearly soybean oil constitutes half of the worldwide edible vegetable seed oil production.
Another thing to know is that soybean is not only used for edible purpose but it is also used as an insect repellent.
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