Growth And Development

Maize is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is produced throughout the country under diverse environments.  Successful maize production depends on the correct application of production inputs that will sustain the environment as well as agricultural production. These inputs are, inter alia, adapted cultivars, plant population, soil tillage, fertilisation, weed, insect and…

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MODERN BREEDING APPROACHES TO ENHANCING SOY PROTEIN QUALITY

Soybean meal is the dominant protein source for livestock and human nutrition. The nutritional value of soy protein can be further enhanced through genetic selection for elevated levels of growth limiting amino acids such as the sulphur-containing amino acids, methionine, and cysteine. Soy meal also contains phytate, a phosphorous compound that is not digestible by…

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