This book is the third in a series of volumes on major tropical and sub-tropical crops. These books aim to review the current state of the art in management of the total spectrum of pests and diseases which affect these crops in each major growing area using a multi-disciplinary approach. Soybean is economically the most important legume in the world. It is nutritious and easily digested, and is one of the richest and cheapest sources of protein. It is currently vital for the sustenance of many people and it will play an integral role in any future attempts to relieve world hunger. Soybean seed contains about 17% of oil and about 63% of meal, half of which is protein. Modern research has developed a variety of uses for soybean oil. It is processed into margarine, shortening, mayonnaise, salad creams and vegetarian cheeses. Industrially it is used in resins, plastics, paints, adhesives, fertilisers, sizing for cloth, linoleum backing, fire extinguishing materials, printing inks and a variety of other products. Soybean meal is a high-protein meat substitute and is used in the developed countries in many processed foods, including baby foods, but mainly as a feed for livestock. Soybean (Glycine max), which evolved from Glycine ussuriensis, a wild legume native to northern China, has been known and used in China since the eleventh century Be. It was introduced into Europe in the eighteenth century and into the United States in 1804 as an ornamental garden plant in Philadelphia."
The Importance of Soybean as a Market for Agricultural Chemicals.- Integrating Preventive and Therapeutic Tactics in Soybean Insect Management.- The Present Situation of Soybean Pest Management in Japan.- Implementing Innovative Insect Management Systems in Soybean in the Southeastern US.- Conservation Tillage, Relay Intercropping and Alternative Cropping Systems: Their Potential for Preventive Arthropod Management.- New Understandings of Soybean Defoliation and their Implication for Pest Management.- Management of Insecticide Resistant Soybean Loopers (Pseudoplusia includens) in the Southern United States.- Efficacy of Baculoviruses and their Impact on Pest Management Programs.- Use of Viruses against Soybean Caterpillars in Brazil.- Management of Insect Pests of Soybean in Brazil and Other Latin American Countries.- The Effects of a Pyrethroid, Lambda-Cyhalothrin, on Natural Pest Control in Brazilian Soybeans.- Management of Nematode Problems on Soybean in the United States of America.- Management of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines, in Soybeans.- Management of Root-Knot Nematodes in Soybean.- Soybean Disease Management: Chemical and Biological Control in Temperate Regions.- Soybean Disease Management: Chemical and Biological Control in Tropical Regions.- Nature and Management of Fungal Diseases Affecting Soybean Stems, Pods, and Seeds.- Management of Foliar Fungal Diseases in Soybean in Brazil.- Nature and Management of Soilborne Fungal Diseases of Soybean.- Present Situation of Soybean Disease Management in Japan.- Disease Management in Soybean : Use of Cultural Techniques and Genetic Resistance.- Disease Management in Soybean: Use of Chemical Control and Application Technology.- Fungicides as Part of an Integrated System in the Management of Soybean Diseases.- Detection and Diagnosis of Soybean Diseases for Improved Management.- Management of Virus Diseases in Soybean.- Weed Management in Soybeans in the United States.- Soybean Weed Problems in Argentina and their Control.- Weed-Soybean Interference Studies in Brazil.- Integrated Methods for Weed Management in Soybeans in Brazil.- Upland Weeds and their Management in Soybean in Japan.- Implementation of Economic Thresholds for Weeds in Soybean.- S-23031, a New Post-Emergence Herbicide for Soybeans.- New Weed Control Strategies for Soybeans.- The Control of Milk Weed (Euphorbia heterophylla) in Soybean with a Mycoherbicide.- Developing an Integrated Weed Control Program to Prevent or Manage Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Soybeans.- Bentazon as a Foundation Herbicide for Weed Management Systems in Conventionally and Reduced Tilled Soybeans.- Integrating Herbicide-Resistant Crops into Discovery Research.- Weed Control for Soybean in the Nineties.- Index of Contributors.
Number Of Pages: 369
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.81