Soybean and Wheat Crops: Growth, Fertilization, and Yield


Samuel Davies (Editor)
George Evans (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies

The soybean is a species of legume native to East Asia. It is an annual plant that has been used in China for 5,000 years as a food and a component of drugs. Soy contains significant amounts of all the essential amino acids for humans, and so is a good source of protein. Soybeans are the primary ingredient in many processed foods, including dairy product substitutes and are an important global crop, providing oil and protein. On the other hand, wheat is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Middle East. Globally, after maize, wheat is the second most-produced food among the cereal crops. It is used to make flour, and for fermentation to make beer, alcohol or biofuel. This book addresses a wide variety of issues in the production and use of these two important crops. Among those included are pest infestation, quality of food produced for human as well as animal consumption, genetically modified plants and ways to increase productivity.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Influence Of The Soybean Seed Coat Upon Seed Infestation And Development Of The Insect Callosobruchus Maculatus;pp. 1-21
(Antonia Elenir A. Oliveira, Kátia V. S. Fernandes, Amanda J. Souza, Patrícia O. Santos. Laboratório de Química e Função de Proteínas e Peptídeos, Centro de Biociências e Biotecnologia, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, RJ, Brazil)

Effects of soil texture and soil salinity on the plant water relationship, growth, yield and water use efficiency of the soybean crop;pp. 23-37
(N. Katerji, M. Mastrorilli, F. Lahmer, A. Hamdy,1INRA, Unité de Recherche Environnement et Grandes Cultures, Thivernal-Grignon, France, and others)

Modeling the Water Balance Components of the Soybean Canopy by Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Transfer Model;pp. 39-64
(D. T. Mihailović, B. Lalić, Department for Field and Vegetable Crops, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Characterization of Soybean Cultivars: Rapid HPLC Profiling Based on Protein Markers;pp. 65-83
(M. L. Marina, M. C. García, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Alcalá, Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid, Spain)

Effect of Liming, N And P Fertilisation of a Lixisol on the Growth of Selected Soybean Cultivars under Sub-Humid Tropical Conditions in Zimbabwe;pp. 85-101
(J. Nyamangara, C. Musharo, M. Matokwe, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe)

Natural Occurrence of Deoxynivalenol in Soybean Grown in Serbia;pp. 103-113
(Biljana Abramović, Igor Jajić, Department of Chemistry, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Stem Boring of Soybean by Dectes Texanus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and the Nature of its Impact on Yield;pp. 115-122
(J.P. Michaud, J.A. Qureshi1, A.K. Grant, J.L. Jyoti, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Hays, Kansas)

Fusarium Head Blight and DON Contamination Management in Soft and Durum Wheat Cultivation;pp. 123-164
(Andrea Maiorano,Massimo Blandino,Amedeo Reyneri, Department of Agronomy, Forest and Land Management, University of Turin, Grugliasco, Italy)

Growing Wheat for High Alcohol Yield – Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Approaches;pp. 165-184
(J. S. Swanston, A. C. Newton, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK)

Genetic Improvement of Wheat Yield Potential and Adaptation in China;pp. 185-201
Zhonghu He, Xiaoke Zhang, Institute of Crop Science, National Wheat Improvement Center,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, and others)

Wheat in Bangladesh: Yield Growth, Production Performance and Determinants;pp. 203-223
(Sanzidur Rahman, M. Kamrul Hasan, School of Geography, Faculty of Social Science and Business, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, and others)

Stabilizing Productivity of Drought-Stressed Crops by Foliar Application of Alkanolamines;pp. 225-243
(Hans Bergmann, Gerhard Gramss, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena, Germany)

Wheat: Composition and Feeding Value for Poultry;pp. 245-259
(Velmurugu Ravindran, Ahmed M. Amerah, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Index pp.261-279

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