|Fritschi, Felix - UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 28, 2008
Publication Date: January 1, 2009
Citation: Ray, J.D., Fritschi, F.B. 2009. Soybean Mineral Nutrition and Biotic Relationship. Book Chapter. p. 29-56 Technical Abstract: Soybean is the world’s most important source of protein and accounts for nearly 70% of the world protein meal consumption. This has led to the production of soybean in a wide range of environmental conditions across a huge geographic expanse. Soybean has a distinct advantage over non-leguminous crops through its ability to acquire N via symbiotic N-fixation. However, other nutrients are critically important to optimize soybean production, both through direct effects on growth and development as well as through their influences on soybean biological N fixation. In this review we highlight the fertility requirements and considerations for soybean production and examine the relationships between soybean mineral nutrition and biotic factors such as selected disease, insects, and nematodes.