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      Feeding quality of faba bean for poultry

      This practice note provides an overview of the components and feed value of faba bean. Faba bean (Vicia faba L.), also called field bean, is rich in protein and energy. The high content of lysine means faba bean complements cereals in feed. Faba bean can replace or supplement soy. The feed value of faba bean for poultry is determined by the metabolisa...

      Flexible cutterbars

      Technology and market overview
      Flexible cutting technology has been tried and tested for years and is fully developed. There is no doubt that the investment pays off quickly for medium and large soybean areas. This is particularly true in organic farming, where the soy price is up to three times higher than for conventional soy. It is to be hoped that contractors in soybean regions will i...

      Bugs in soybeans

      At present, despite regional significant infestation, bugs do not cause serious damage in soybeans in Germany. Studies on the actual damage caused are missing. Also, in climatically comparable Ontario, where the two invasive species described above have been common for some time, the damage to soy is limited. According to information from local practitioners...

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        Haberlandt Award for soybean research in Europe and China

        Haberlandt Award for soybean research in Europe and China

        The Haberlandt Award recognises outstanding achievements in soybean research in Europe and China. This price is awarded by the Donau Soja Association in cooperation with the Soybean speciality committee of the Crop Science Society of China.  Who can apply? The award...

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        Visit of Soybean Experimental Station Pavlikeni, Bulgaria

        Visit of Soybean Experimental Station Pavlikeni, Bulgaria

        From June 16th to 18 th 2021, a delegation of the  Donau Soja Moldova network visited the Experimental Soybean Station in Pavlikeni, Bulgaria. The purpose of the visit was to observe how Moldovan soybean varieties grow under the climatic conditions present at the...

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            Production of soybean seeds

            The use of high-quality seed is particularly important for the success of a soybean crop. In this video, the experts from Centre for Agricultural Technology Augustenberg (LTZ) explain what to look for in soybean seed production.

            Legume protein from Brandenburg

            Field trials on grain legumes have been conducted at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) for many years. In this video, Moritz Reckling and Kathleen Karges give insights into their research o...

            Using grain legumes in marine fish diets

            In this video, THESGI Agricultural Cooperative of Thessaly in cooperation with NIREUS Aquaculture S.A. demonstrate a win-win market for legumes and fish producers. Taking into acc...