Soybean: the unsuspected Paludophyte

Lawn, R. (1999) Soybean: the unsuspected Paludophyte. In: Atwell, Brian, Kriedemann, Paul, and Turnbull, Colin, (eds.) Plants in Action: adaptation in nature, performance in culture. Macmillan Education, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, pp. 579-581.

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[Extract] Commercial varieties of soybean (Glycine max L.) are intolerant of drought and transient waterlogging when grown as a summer crop in northern Australia. In this regard, soybean behaves as a typical upland grain legume. It is therefore not surprising that reports in the early 1980s of soybean growing and yielding well on soils with a water table maintained just below the soil surface were met with scepticism. Slowly, however, agronomists accepted that soybean can acclimate to sustained waterlogging of most of the soil profile; the physiological basis of this phenomenon is the subject of this case study.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7329-4439-1
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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2010 00:17
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8204 Summer Grains and Oilseeds > 820405 Soybeans @ 100%
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