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Soybean Production in the Americas

Chapter

Abstract

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is one of the most important legume crops in the world. Approximately 80 % of the world’s soybean is produced by countries in North and South America. Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in soybeans, due to the symbiosis with Bradyrhizobium , is economically and ecologically beneficial because it reduces the need for synthetic N-fertilizers . This chapter describes history and trends of soybean production, influence of soybean BNF, and development of inoculants to increase the crop yield in North and South America.

Keywords

Biological Nitrogen Fixation Soybean Production Soybean Crop Soybean Cultivation Germplasm Resource Information Network 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

Critical review and editing was provided by Dr. Thomas Chrzanowski from the Department of Biology at UT-Arlington

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Texas-Arlington, ArlingtonTexasUSA
  2. 2.Embrapa Soja, CxLondrinaBrazil

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