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Soybean

Crop name CZ (Latin)  Sója luštinatá (Glycine max)
Scientific classification
Kingdom CZ (Latin) Rostliny (Plantae)
Clade CZ (Latin) Cévnaté rostliny (Tracheobionta)
Division CZ (Latin) Krytosemenné (Magnoliophyta)
Class CZ (Latin) Vyšší dvouděložné (Rosopsida)
Code CZ (Latin) Bobotvaré (Fabales)
Family CZ (Latin) Bobovité (Fabaceae)
Genus CZ (Latin) Sója (Glycine)
Order CZ (Latin) Sója luštinatá (Glycine max)
Area of origin East Asia
Biological characteristics 
Plant size [cm] 30 – 200
Grain length [mm] 30 – 60
Grain width [mm] 6 – 15
Number of seeds in pod [pcs] 2 – 4
Chemical characteristics 
Water [%] 9
Carbohydrates without fiber [%] 25 – 30
Proteins [%] 35 – 45
Fiber [%] 4 – 6
Fats [%] 18 – 22
Ash [%] 1,5 – 2
Starch [%] 22- 26
Yield characteristics and post-harvest processing 
Humidity for harvest [%] 16 – 18
Storage humidity [%] 12
Bulk density (at storage humidity) [kg/m3] 700 – 800
Weight of a thousand seeds [g/1000 seeds] 40 – 300
Yield (hectare) [t/ha] 1,5 – 2,5
Sowing rate [kg/ha] or sowing unit (number of seeds/ha) 600 000 – 800 000 seeds/ha
Interesting facts 
Usable parts of the crop Dry seeds, Plants
Use of the crop Food industry, Feed, Oil, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical industry, Paints, Soap, Fermentation, Plastics