SAAD SULIEMAN, CHIEN VAN HA, MARYAM NASR ESFAHANI, YASUKO WATANABE, RIE NISHIYAMA, CHUNG THI BAO PHAM, DONG VAN NGUYEN, and LAM-SON PHAN TRAN
Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) has been classified among the most important commercial oilseed crops worldwide . It can substantially provide oils, micronutrients, minerals, and vegetable proteins suitable for livestock feed and human consumption. In addition, soybean has supplied materials for industrial uses, such as biodiesel, plastics, lubricants, and hydraulic fluids. Currently, world production of soybean is greater than any other oilseed crop. Globally, it accounts for approximately 68% of global crop legume production and 57% of world oilseed production .
Collectively, soybean production occupies around 6% of the world’s available land .