2.1 Climate Soybeans require medium amounts of rainfall. In Zambia, Region II is the most suitable with a rainfall range of 800-1000 mm annually. The optimum temperature range for soybeans growth and development is 22- 35 C. Very low temperatures, especially during ﬂowering, will reduce the oil content and yield.
What are the growing conditions for soybeans?
Plant soybeans in full sun; soybeans will tolerate partial shade but the yield will be reduced. Soybeans grow best in loose, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Soybeans prefer a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Soybeans are tolerant of poor soil.
What is the best time to plant soya beans in Zambia?
Soybean is in a family of legumes, crops that have the capability to fix nitrogen. Soybean can be grown all over Zambia, but it does not do so well in sandy soils. If one has to get a good crop, planting has to be done by mid- November though planting can go on until mid-December depending on the variety.
How many kg soya beans per hectare?
The seed rate is about 90-100 kg per ha. The desirable plant population is around 350 000 plants per ha, but soyabean are capable of adapting to a wide range of plant populations. A minimum plant population is 200 000 plants per ha, while a maximum is 550 000 plants per ha.
What is the yield of soya beans per hectare?
Best yield ever on Soya Beans at 6100kgs per hectare.
What fertilizer is best for soybeans?
Phosphorus and potassium fertilizer recommendations for high-yielding, profitable soybeans. Maximize your economic returns from phosphorus and potassium fertilizer applications to soybeans.
Where is the best place to grow soybeans?
Soybeans are usually grown in cool, temperate regions like the midwestern United States and southern Canada, but tropical climates like Indonesia also produce soybeans. This crop can grow almost anywhere with a warm growing season, ample water, and sunlight.
How much is soya beans per kg in Zambia?
Zambia soya beans wholesale price
The price in Zambian Kwacha is ZMW 2447.93 per kg.
What is the best time to plant soybeans?
Spring is the time to plant soybeans. As an annual crop, soybeans grow from seed, produce and die in a single growing season. In areas that experience winter frosts, wait until two to three weeks after the last frost date to plant soybeans.
How many tons of soybeans are in a hectare in Zambia?
Zambia is largely self-sufficient in soya bean production. According to TBSP (2010), 85% of the supply of soya comes from commercial farmers, characterized by high use of inputs, use of irrigation and relatively high yields of over 2.9 tons per hectare.
How many kg of maize will 1 hectare of land?
According to Ibikunle, the plant population determines profitability, and that no fewer than 20,000 kernels of maize should be planted on one acre, or approximately 52,000 stands on maize should be planted on one hectare of land.
How many bags of soybeans can you get per acre?
Soybean seeding rate is one of the most heavily debated and frankly, in my humble opinion, the most overthought agronomic decision we make in soybean. As a general rule of thumb I recommend farmers purchase a bag of seed per acre (140,000 seed count) and plant that entire bag per acre (140,000 seeds) (Figure 1).
How much maize can you harvest per hectare?
The coefficient of variation around the average long-term maize yield in South Africa of 4 tons per hectare is 25%, which means that the total crop can be between 3 tons and 5 tons per hectare during any season.
How much is a ton of soybeans?
In 2019, the average price for soybeans stood at 369 nominal U.S. dollars per metric ton.
How much is a tonne of soya beans in Zimbabwe?
The average price for a tonne is US$ 5857.14 in Bulawayo and Harare. Zimbabwe’s import price for soya beans in 2019 was US$0.55 per kilo.