Soybean - New Fertilization Opportunities and Uses in the Food, Feed and Industry Sector

Ioanna KAKABOUKI, Eleni KARAGIANNI, Antigolena FOLINA, Charikleia ZISI, Stavros ARACHOVITIS, Stella KARYDOGIANNI, Konstantia BALLA, Maria CHEINOPOROU, Dimitrios BILALIS


Soybean (Glycine max) is one of the most important species of the Fabaceae family worldwide, with many and varied uses, such as food, feed and industry sector. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of urea fertilizers in comparison with the new types of fertilizers on the agronomic and quality characteristics of soybean. A field experiment was carried out in the experimental field of the Agricultural University of Athens. The experiment was set up in Randomized Complete Block Design, with 4 treatments (control, 100 kg ha-1 urea, 100 kg ha-1 urea with urease and nitrification inhibitors and 75 kg urea with urease and nitrification inhibitors) and 3 replications. There were studied several plant agronomic characteristics such as plant height, leaf area index and seed yield, as well as the seed protein content. According to the results, the agronomic and quality characteristics were affected significantly by treatments. To sum up, soybean is a crop for which there is room in Greece for cultivation, for a variety of uses.


Soybean; human nutrition; urea; nitrogen inhibitors; seed yield; protein content.

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