Glycine max

Fève Soja    Soybeans   Soja   Soya

Crop Rotation Group :Legumes (Pea and Bean family)soybean

Soil :Any average, well drained soil.

Position : Full sun.

Frost tolerant : No


Helps: Buckwheat
Helped by: Corn, snap beans, sunflower, Buckwheat

Attracts: Soybeans are very attractive to deer and Japanese beetles.


Sow and Plant :Plant seeds from late spring to early summer. Soybeans must have warm soil to germinate and grow. Poke holes into a cultivated bed or row to plant soybean seeds about 2 inches (5 cm) apart and one-half inch (1 cm) deep. Thin to 6 inches (15 cm) apart in all directions.

Germination: 5-7  days

Spacing :Single Plants: 5″ (15cm) each way; Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 5″ (15cm) row gap

Feeding : When using soybeans to improve very poor soil, mixing a balanced organic fertilizer into the soil before planting will give better results.

Harvesting :Chop down or pull up plants just as they begin to flower. Nitrogen nodules left behind in the soil add fertility.

Time to harvest: days

Troubleshooting :A mixture of corn, mungbean, and sunflower was found to rid soybeans of aphids. Snap beans act as a trap crop for Mexican bean beetles in soybeans

Notes :Soybean cover crops are used primarily to add nitrogen to poor soil.