Soya

Inter-row cultivation in soybean

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Young soybean crops are vulnerable to weed competition, especially if spring weather is cool. Inter-row cultivation is one of the practices used to tip the balance in the competition between the crop and weed flora in favour of the soybean.

Balešević Tubić, S., Miladinović, J., Đorđević, V.,
Miladinov, Z., Vasiljević, M.

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Inoculation of soybean seed

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The soybean, like all legume crops, hosts the nitrogen-fixing nodule bacteria. In soy, this is Bradyrhizobium japonicum that does not naturally occur in European soils. Careful seed or soil inoculation is required so that the developing plant root is colonised by this bacterium.

Von Beesten, F., Miersch, M. and Recknagel, J.

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Precision sowing of soybean

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High and stable soybean yields require the careful combination of practices. This means the right choices in selecting the land used, placing the soybean effectively in the cropping sequence, making the right decisions at sowing, followed by good husbandry practices throughout the growing season (from planting to harvest).

Balešević Tubić, S., Miladinović, J., Đorđević, V., Miladinov, Z. and Vasiljević, M.

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Sowing time of soybean

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Soybean  is  a  warm-season  legume.  It  is similar  to  sunflower,  maize or  sorghum  in  its response  to  temperature.  Soybean  seedlings 
and  young  plants  are  particularly  vulnerable to cool conditions.  This practice note is about identifying the optimum sowing date in each situation.

Rittler, L. and  Bykova,  O.

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Southern green shield bug in soybean

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Shield bugs (species  of  the  superfamily Pentatomoidea) are important insect pests in soybean production worldwide. They are also known as stink bugs because they have glands that excrete a strong odour.

Petrović, K., Milovac, Ž., Đorđević, V., Balešević Tubić, S. and Vasiljević, M.

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The painted lady in soybean production

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The painted lady (Vanessa cardui L.) is a pest of soybean in Serbia and many countries in south-eastern  Europe  (Croatia,  Bosnia,  Hungary, 
Romania,  Bulgaria).  It  occurs  also  in  central, western and northern Europe (Austria, France, Germany).  This  pest  appears  occasionally, 
typically once in four to five years, when it can be of economic importance.

Milovac, Ž., Petrović, K., Balešević Tubić, S. and Vasiljević, M.

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