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      Thermal treatment of faba bean for flavour improvement

      There is more to the potential food use of faba bean than meets the eye. The functional ingredients produced from the bean itself, such as flour or protein isolate and concentrate, can be used to make pasta, crackers, flakes, mayonnaise and dairy or meat analogues. Nevertheless, the use of faba bean in the food industry remains low, especially compared to so...

      Legume quality requirements for fish feed

      The dependence on fish meal and oil obtained from wild fisheries raises serious risks to the development of aquaculture. Alternative raw materials are sought to minimise this threat. For years, agricultural products such as soya in a primary role and pea, faba bean or lupin in secondary role support this effort. Increasing thei...

      Risk management of downy mildew in soybean

      Downy mildew is caused by the plant pathogen Peronospora manshurica. Downy mildew is a common fungal disease of soybean, found worldwide. It is soil and seed-borne and infection may result in yield losses of 5 to up to 10% in severe cases. So far, in Central Europe the damage caused is observed to be low. This practice note provides information on ...

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        Symposium: Soy in the Anthropocene

        Symposium: Soy in the Anthropocene

        Registration is open for the hybrid (on site and online) conference on 3 November 2021, organised by the Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (KIOES) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW). The conference discusses how soy emerged from a regional...

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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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            Cultivation practices in soybean production at a glance

            This video provides information on agrotechnical measures in soybean production. From seedbed preparation over inoculation and sowing, to crop management over the growing season. Effects of various row spacing schemes are explained as well as the optimal combine settings for a successful harvest.

            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...