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      WSRC: The bean that shaped the world

      The World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC11) will soon take place in Vienna, Austria: from 18 - 23 June 2023. In this video, Donau Soja presents the history of soya cultivation and the questions to be discussed on the WSRC. The captivating story of the soybean's journey to Europe and its subsequent global spread is now revealed in an extraordinary vide...

      Plant proteins in ruminant nutrition

      Dr Lorna MacPherson presents on the role plant proteins in ruminant diets. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

      Plant proteins in food policy

      Professor Mads Fischer-Moller's presentation focuses on how is approaching plant proteins for human consumption. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

      Pulses in monogastric rations

      Professor Jos Houdijk's presentation focuses on the opportunities for replacing soya with other legumes. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

      Grass and clover bioprocessing in Scotland

      David Lawson presents a brief summary of grass bioprocessing and projects being conducted at SRUC. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

      Home grown protein crops for food

      This video discusses the opportunities for home grown proteins for food in Scotland. Alistair Trail works with SAC consulting and works with SRUC hospitality lecturers and with Scottish Food and Drinks businesses to develop new products for the Scottish Market. Alistair presents an overview of opportunities in Scotland. The slides were presented as part o...

      Plants, protein, policy

      Peter's highlights the challenges and the opportunities for growing plant proteins in Scotland. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

      Clover-grass protein by bio-refining - Nutrient composition and shelf life

      This video presents a test, done at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark, which looked at the chemical composition and shelf life of fresh protein clover grass concentrate and the effect of temperature and lactic acid bacteria (LAB).

      Contribution of protein-rich fodder to finisher pigs

      Design and evaluation of a year-round feeding strategy that maximizes the use of home-grown forage for finisher pigs. Aims are to increase farm autonomy, reduce the cost of feed and improve meat and carcass quality.

      Introducing maize, bean and courgettes into the diet of foraging pigs

      The video shows the experience of an organic pig farmer located in Pays de La Loire region in the west of France implementing grazing in parcels. Integrating a diverse range of mixed protein-rich forages into the feeding plan can reduce the amount of concentrates needed. The farmer, who rears 45 sows, reduced the amount concentrate fed by a third to encourag...

      Detecting heat damages in processed soya bean with NIR

      Detecting heat damages in processed soya beans, requires a testing of trypsin-inhibitor activity (TIA) or protein solubility (PDI). Measuring these parameters has been costly and time-consuming. Recently, near-infrared technology (NIR) has been advanced to measure in a fast, simple and reliable procedure essential feed parameters such as amino acid compositi...

      How to increase the nutritional value of beans for pig and poultry diets

      With the support of the OK-Net EcoFeed project this field lab has been investigating ways of reducing pig and poultry farmer's reliance on imported protein for animal feed. Beans are commonly grown in rotation as a fertility-building cash crop, but they contain antinutritional factors, which limit their inclusion in monogastric rations. This trial looked at ...

      Faba beans in pig feeding trials

      Dr. Peadar Lawlor, Teagasc and John Ryan of Adesco talk to Tim O'Donovan of Seedtech on their research into feeding faba beans instead of imported protein to pigs.

      Information on pulses - ZDF hub

      Whether lentil soup, lupin schnitzel or pea stew: once regarded as a poor man's food, pulses have returned to the food scene. Regular consumption can even protect against diabetes and cancer.

      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...

      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...

      Make your own tofu in the traditional Japanese way

      In this video, tofu master, Mariko Kaufmann, shows how you can make tofu - a step by step instruction.

      How to produce a farm video to enhance knowledge exchange

      This video was recorded during an online seminar about the production of low-budget audio-visual material for research and innovation projects in the field of agriculture, in September 2020. Affordable equipment for realising good quality videos are demonstrated and experiences from planning, filming and editing videos are shared.

      Protein crops for Scotland

      Robin Walker from Scotlands Rural College (SRUC) provides an overview of the latest developments and opportunities in testing protein crops as feed and food in Scotland.

      Bean weevil in faba bean

      Martin Bourke of TEAGASC in Ireland explains how to recognise Bean Weevil in early growth stages of faba beans, control timings and aligning this control to other operations which may be necessary to the crop.

      Scenarios for the protein transition in Europe

      Legumes can play a leading role in improving the resilience of European farming systems and contribute to more sustainable food systems. To explore this significant option for future protein supply, the fifth 'Protein Paradoxes' Workshop took place in a hybrid (online/offline) setting and was organised by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Researc...

      Growing faba beans for certified seed

      In this video, Tim O'Donovan from Seedtech describes the life cycle of growing faba beans for seed in Ireland.

      Peas in pig feed

      In this video, pig farmer Martin Hanselmann reports on his experiences in growing and feeding peas to pigs. He runs a part-time farm in Kerleweck, Germany and keeps Swabian-Hall fattening pigs on 550 fattening pens with attached piglet rearing. Marketing is done through the Schwäbisch Hall farmers' producer association. He grows a large part of the feed on h...

      Inoculating legumes

      This video explains why, when and how to inoculate grain legumes with appropriate Rhizobium bacteria.

      Painted lady in soybean production

      The thistle butterfly (Vanessa cardui) is one of the migratory butterflies that fly into Central Europe from the Mediterranean region and even North Africa every year from May to August. To do so, they cover thousands of kilometres and even cross the Alps. In some years, there can be mass occurrences in Central Europe, as a result of which soy plants ...

      Mechanical weed control in soybean

      Experts explain what must be considered in weed control when sowing your soya crop: which measures have to be taken when, which equipment to use and how, and much more. The video takes us to the field for practical tips on successful weed-management in soya.

      Demonstration of mechanical weeding machines

      Mechanical weeding in soy
      Mechanical weeding is one of the key elements of organic farming. It is particularly important in the cultivation of organic soybean.

      On-farm soybean processing - Toasting soy for pig fattening

      The video was filmed in collaboration with the Höckner family, they run a pig breeding and fattening operation near Linz, Austria. Some years ago the Höckner family bought a soy toasting system. In this video they recount their experiences with toasting soybean and feeding the soy press cake to their pigs.

      Threshing soybean properly

      Experienced German cultivation consultants explain the details of harvesting soya in this 8-minute video. It covers the time of harvesting to the setting of the combine harvester as well as machine operation.

      Soybean in the course of a year

      The video takes us from seed to harvest through soya germination, flowering, grain filling, ripening, and maturation. Soya experts provide practical tips for growing a successful soybean crop.

      Mulch-sowing for spring crops

      Mulch sowing is a cultivation method in which the seed is sown into mulched plant residues. The aim of mulch sowing is to achieve continuous erosion protection of the soil throughout the year. This involves the use of non-turning tillage equipment that only works shallowly and protects the soil structure.

      Sowing of soybean

      Experts explain what needs to be considered when sowing soybeans, provide practical tips on machinery, sowing distances, ways to avoid weeds and much more. The seedbed preparation, seed quality, sowing date, technique, and seeding rate are discussed.

      On-farm soybean processing

      The soybean is an excellent source of protein for human consumption and for animal nutrition. However, it also has digestive inhibitors. These must be deactivated by heat treatment before they can be used. Toasting soybean is one possible method for this. In the following video we show how the processing of soybean works on Johannes Edhofer's farm. He grows ...

      Inoculation of soybean seed

      Experts describe what needs to be considered when inoculating soya seed before sowing and provide practical tips on machines, inoculation technology and application scenarios. A written article about the inoculation of soybean seed can be found here: Inoculation of soybean seed. Further, an article about biological nitrogen fixation in legumes in more ...

      Lupin cultivation - success with new varieties

      After the cultivation of white lupines was no longer possible for a long time due to the fungal disease anthracnose, hope is restored thanks to the new varieties 'Frida' and 'Sulimo'. Christine Arncken from FiBL presents the cultivation of white lupins under organic conditions and presents encouraging results from her field trials.

      Soybean cultivation for tofu

      In this video, 'Soya cultivation for tofu', Taifun-Tofu agricultural engineers explain what is particularly important when growing soybean for tofu production - from the choice of variety, to harvesting and processing.

      Processing of soybean - methods and tips

      Soybean is an excellent source of protein as food and feed. However, it has digestive inhibitors. These must be deactivated by appropriate methods before consumption or feeding. This video presents the most common processing methods and tips.