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Soybean Abstracts

Soybean Abstracts

"Soybean Abstracts brings you the latest information on soybean production, from germination to storage, consumption and marketing."

Soybean Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published soybean research.

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Soybean Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published soybean research.

Soybean Abstracts brings you the latest information on soybean production, from germination to storage, consumption and marketing.

Derived from CAB Abstracts, the orginial applied life sciences database, coverage includes crop husbandry, crop protection, soybean breeding, soybean physiology, soybean harvesting, food technology and nutritional aspects, and economics.

Each week Soybean Abstracts delivers all the new highly targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and non-English language journal articles, reports, conferences and books about soybeans. Over 5,000 records are added to the database each year.

Soybean Abstracts includes a fully searchable backfile to 1983. Over 100,000 research summaries bring a wealth of current and seminal research in soybeans to your fingertips!

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All aspects of soybean agronomy and crop husbandry, including
  • agronomy and crop management:
  • - chemical growth regulation on a field scale, and growth regulation by physical methods, such as topping - and sucker removal
    • - crop establishment
    - cropping systems
    • - farming systems
      • - irrigation
      - mulching
    • - seedbed preparation including soil fumigation or sterilization
    • - seed treatment
    - soil cultivation and tillage
  • - sowing and planting
    • - spacing and plant density
  • - yield forecasting

  • seed production:
        • - artificial seeds
        - embryology
      - morphology
    • - seed ageing
    - seed anatomy
    • - seed composition
    - seed development
  • - seed quality and testing
  • fertilizer application:
  • - date
  • - method and form of fertilizer application
  • - nutrient uptake
  • - organic manures
    • - soil amendments
Breeding, taxonomy and genetic resources
Includes all aspects of soybean breeding and crop improvement, including

  • - breeders' rights
  • - descriptions of new soybean cultivars
    • - domestication
    • - evolution
      • - gene banks
      • - germplasm exchange
      - in-situ and ex-situ conservation
    - mutations
    • - plant genetic resources
    - polyploidy
      • - seed production
      - studies on wild relatives
    - taxonomy and nomenclature
    • - variety trials
  • Economics
    Covers soybean agricultural economics and soybean production economics. Subject areas include: 

    • - agricultural and environmental economics research and theory
    • - agricultural and natural resource policy (land, water, fisheries)
    • - agricultural and regional development
    • - agricultural structure
    • - cooperatives
    • - employment and income
      • - extension, education and research
      - input industries
    • - farm management and production economics
    • - farming systems
        • - finance and credit
        • - food policy
        - marketing and trade
        • - supply and demand of soybeans
  • Genetics and biotechnology

    Includes all aspects of soybean genetics and molecular biology including

      • - biosafety
      - cytology
    • - cytogenetics
    • - embryology
      • - genetic engineering
    • - gene mapping
        • - inheritance and gene expression
        • - intellectual property rights
        - molecular genetics
      - nucleotide sequences
      • - production of secondary metabolites
      - tissue and organ culture 

Harvesting, storage and agricultural engineering
In addition to soybean harvesting, all aspects of agricultural engineering are covered including:

  • - fertilizer/pesticide application
  • - handling and transport
    • - harvesting and threshing
    - milling
    • - ploughing and seedbed preparation
    - seed drying, aeration and storage
    • - seed drills
  • - seed quality assessment using image processing
Nutrition and food technology

Includes all aspects of soybeans related to animal and food nutrition as well as physiology and biochemistry of nutrients and antinutrients.

animal nutrition coverage includes papers on:
    • - effect on digestion
    - feeds
  • - nutritive value
  • - production responses to dietary manipulation and management
  • - soybean silage making
  • human nutrition includes:
  • - diet studies
  • - diet-related disorders and therapeutic nutrition
    • - food allergies
      • - nutritive value and digestibility
food science includes aspects relating to:
  • - food composition
    • - human nutrition including analysis
    - nutritional value and contamination
Pests and diseases
Covers all soybean pests, including insects, nematodes and vertebrate pests. Also soybean pathogens (bacteria, fungi and viruses), their incidence, control and management. Includes integrated pest management, biological control techniques, and utilization of cultivar pest and disease resistance.


Physiology and biochemistry
Covers all areas of soybean physiology including 

  • - dormancy
    • - enzymes
    • - flowering
  • - fruit development and ripening
      • - germination
      - growth
      • - growth regulators and metabolic inhibitors
      • - includes cultivar resistance to abiotic stresses such as drought, heat, cold, salinity and pollution
      - ion transport
      • - metabolism
      - nitrogen fixation
    • - nutrition
    • - plant composition
      • - plant morphology and anatomy
    - postharvest physiology
  • - photosynthesis
  • - respiration
    • - senescence
    • - techniques and models
    - transpiration
  • - translocation
  • - water relations
Rural development and land use
Covers all aspects related to soybeans associated with the process of rural development in those countries that are popularly termed the 'Third World'. These include:

  • - agrarian reform and land tenure
  • - agricultural development
  • - employment and labour
      • - environment and the utilisation of natural resources
      - food aid
    - human resources
    • - innovation adoption
    - poverty

Soils, climate and environment
All aspects of irrigation and soybean soils including effects of environmental factors. The major topics covered include:

    • - fertilizers
    - soil chemistry
  • - soil biology
    • - soil fertility
    • - soil management
    - soil morphology and formation
  • - soil physics
  • - soil water
Utilization of by-products
In addition to the use of soybean flour, soybean bran and soybean meal, by-products such as soybean straw and husks in any agricultural or industrial context, and other miscellaneous papers, are included.
All aspects of the biology and ecology of soybean weeds, weed control by

  • - chemical
  • - cultural
  • - biological or integrated methods
    • - physical
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Pharmacology and Pharmacy 2157-9423