Nitrogen compounds play an important role in the plant’s fight against fungal diseases. Researchers are now seeking a better understanding of these mechanisms. This may present plant breeders with some new genetic tools for their work.
Soy meal that is produced in the US seems to be the favoured form of feed of Japanese poultry for the last 50 years. Demand has now shifted and soy meal imports there are expected to skyrocket, according to the USDA. It may come as good news for US soybean farmers, since US Census figures show Japan is the second largest buyer of US soy meal, in Asia.
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