Soybeans is one of the cheapest source of protein and is very essential for nourishment of both adults and children.
Soybeans is very easy to grow and does well in most soils in Nigeria.
We want to take a look on How to grow Soybeans in the tropical region like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, and others but before then, Most Especially In Ghana.
Let’s look at the benefit and profit potential in soybeans farming.
Soybeans is a legume that has been in use centuries ago and recently gained entry into the Ghana and West Africa farming circle.
Annually, a good number of the world’s total soybeans production are processed into different types of soybean meal and oil.
These meals and oils are very essential for child and adult health alike. It is everywhere in the market and sells in millions.
BENEFITS OF SOYBEANS FARMING
Apart from human consumption, soybeans is used for the production of nutritious animal feeds of different kinds in the market.
Approximately 98 percent of the soybean meal that is crushed is further processed into animal feed with the balance used to make soy flour and proteins.
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Of the oil fraction, 95 percent is consumed as edible oil; the rest is used for industrial products such as fatty acids, soaps and biodiesel. Why is soybeans so useful?
Soybeans is one of the few plants that provides a complete protein as it contains all eight amino acids essential for human health.
Soybeans contains the highest amount of protein that can be found in any legume or grain.
Soybeans also contains decent amount of carbohydrates, fat, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. It is equally used for treatment of many chronic diseases.
Soybeans is indeed the powerhouse of goodies and cultivating it means cultivating good food and powerful medication for human and animals.
No one who engage in such farming that wouldn’t smile home with wealth.
Soybeans is one of the product you can export and make dollars but unfortunately, Ghana is not yet exporting this valuable product despite being the highest producer of this crop in Africa. The reason is because we are not yet producing enough.
HOW SOYBEANS ARE PLANTED
Choose the right variety of soybeans seed for your planting if you wants a good harvest. Selecting only the right seed ensures that you spend less in maintaining and harvest more.
Soybeans does very well in most part of Ghana. However, the growth of this product is still influenced by soil characteristics and climate conditions.
Clear all vegetation before land preparation.
The seedbed may be prepared manually with a hoe or animal-drawn implement or tractor Well-prepared land ensures good germination and reduces weed infestation. You can plant on ridges or on a flat seedbed.