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Glycine max
Synonyms: Dolichos soja; G. gracilis; G. hispida; Phaseolus max

Common Name(s): Soybean
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 75 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=91° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 32° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.3
Soil Texture/Type: Fertile loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Doesn't survive excessive heat. Best on fertile, well-drained soils. Climate same as corn.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rust, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - oil/fat, Food - starch, Food - pulse, Poison - mammals, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - soil improver, Additive - flavoring
Subtropical-dry summe, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Asia, Cultivated, Naturalized
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