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  • Elroy R. Cober
  • Silvia R. Cianzio
  • Vincent R. Pantalone
  • Istvan Rajcan
Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 4)


Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is the leading oilseed crop produced in the world (Wilcox 2004). Over the past three decades, world production of soybean has almost tripled, from 73,854,802 Mg in 1977 to 216,144,262 Mg in 2007 (FAOSTAT 2008). The majority of soybean is grown in North and South America, China and to a smaller extent in many other countries on every continent. During the past five decades, the USA has been the world’s leading producer of soybean representing 33% of the world production, followed by Brazil with 27%, Argentina with 21%, China with 7.2%, India with 4.4%, Paraguay with 1.8% and Canada with 1.3% (FAOSTAT 2008). During the 1990s and 2000s production in Brazil and Argentina has seen a tremendous increase, reaching almost 50% of the total world production when combined in 2007. Increasing world population, constant need for animal feed and over 300 different soybean products contribute to the strong demand for soybean in world markets. From 1992...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elroy R. Cober
    • 1
  • Silvia R. Cianzio
    • 2
  • Vincent R. Pantalone
    • 3
  • Istvan Rajcan
    • 4
  1. 1.Agriculture and Agri-food CanadaEastern Cereal and Oilseed Crop Research CentreOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Plant AgricultureUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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