Soyabean Seed

Soybean contains approximately 40% protein, 20% oil and 34% carbohydrate. It is an economically important crop because of its versatile use for production of cooking oil, human food, stockfeed and other industrial products. Chinese and others in Asia have used soybean as food for thousands of years.

However it is only recent that soybean has found its way into the human diet in USA, Europe and Africa providing the much needed cholesterol free protein and oil.

Soybean is grown in rotation with cereal crops (e.g. wheat and maize). It, therefore, plays a vital role in the farming systems and sustainability of agricultural production.

Soybean was introduced in Zambia in the 1930s, but remained a minor crop grown mostly by the commercial farmers. The crop is now grown by both small and large scale fanners.

Soybeans are adapted to regions II and III of Zambia and will grow well wherever maize grows.


More Information on Soyabean
Origin And Botany | Varietal Improvement And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Supplementary Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Field Inspection | Roguing | Harvesting, Drying And Storage

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province