Soybeans are one of the most widely-grown crops in the world. As the world’s main source of vegetable protein, they have a wide range of food and non-food uses. Current yields need to increase significantly to meet growing demand but in a way that reduces input use, does not damage the environment and is resilient to climate change. This collection reviews the wealth of research addressing this challenge.
Volume 2 reviews advances in understanding and managing the range of diseases and pests that continue to cause significant crop losses. Part 1 discusses fungal, viral and bacterial diseases as well as developments in disease-resistant varieties, integrated pest and weed management. Part 2 summaries research on developing the food and non-food uses of soybean, from improving nutritional properties to uses in animal feed.
With its distinguished editor and international team of authors, this will be a standard reference for soybean scientists, growers, government and non-government agencies supporting soybean cultivation. It is accompanied by a companion volume that reviews advances in breeding and cultivation techniques.
“This book on soybean will be an internationally-renowned source since it covers important aspects of soybean breeding, cultivation techniques, pest and weed management, as well as the use of soybean for human and animal uses. Written by experts in their fields, this collection represents an outstanding and comprehensive compilation of current knowledge.” Professor Elvira de Mejia, Assistant Dean for Research and University Scholar, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, USA.
Dr Nguyen is Curators' Distinguished Professor of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, USA. He is former Director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology. Professor Nguyen is internationally recognized for his pioneering research into the molecular genetics of plant stress resistance as well a leading role in mapping the soybean genome. He is a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Nguyen has also served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Crop Science, Molecular Breeding, Frontier in Plant Science, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, BMC Genomics, and The Plant Genome.