Buy Nigeria Soya Beans Directly From Exporters & Suppliers - Best of 2020 Market Prices
|Varieties||TGX 1448-2E TGX 1835-10E TGX 1485-1D|
|Size||Soya beans pods are 2 to 3inches, soybeans 4-6mm|
|Season||Between September and November|
|Storage||Dry conditions with a moisture content of 10% or less, room temperature 15-21 degrees celsius.|
|Packing||New 25kg PP Plastic bags, 50kg or 100 kg sacks|
|Transport Conditions||Clean, Dry containers, 15-21 degrees celsius, usually within ten days|
Nigeria soya beans can be found in almost all states of the country because conditions are suitable for its growth. It has several economic and nutritive benefits that make it one of the most significant food crop grown in the country. The average soya beans have about 20% oil as well as protein content of 40%, making it more protein-rich than several other vegetables found in Nigeria.
It is usually sold in sacks of all sizes depending on customer preferences. However, for export, they must be packed in 50kg or 100kg sacks to transport as many of them as possible. The demand for soya beans has been increasing globally and, farmers are becoming more aware of the importance of the crop.
Not only does it have excellent nutritional value, but the crop is also suitable in the management of soil fertility because it improves the quality of the soil and also helps in Striga control. The plant has several essential purposes, most notably for food such as soy-cheese, infant weaning food and soymilk. It is also used for manufacturing vegetable oil and is a good livestock feed.
This crop was first introduced in Nigeria in 1908 and was first planted in Benue state for export. The Malayan variety was the first to be planted and, mixed cropping was a common practice as it was grown alongside maize or sorghum or as an intercrop in citrus orchards. Since then, the production of the crop has increased and, it has become an important crop that is synonymous with the country.
The crop is planted between June and August and, it just takes three to four months to be ready for harvest. It requires an annual rainfall of 700mm to perform well and, it can grow in soil that has pH levels of between 4.5 and 8.5. It is vital to avoid waterlogged soils as the crop will not perform well in these circumstances and, 3 to 4 seeds should be planted per hole and separated at an interval of 10cm.
The crop usually provides itself with nitrogen through nitrogen fixation. However, it is ideal to use fertilizer, specifically potassium and nitrogen fertilizer that will assist the plant to grow well. As long as the soil is well-drained, then the crop can grow well within three months.
Soya beans should not be manually pulled out of the ground because this might affect the fertility of the soil. When the pods turn brown, they are ready for harvesting and sickles, cutlasses or hoes can be used to cut the mature plant at ground level. Harvest time is between September and November in the country.
The seeds are packed into large sacks for export with the chief markets being Africa and Europe. The Middle East also acquires large quantities of soya beans from Nigeria and, they are flown to other different parts of the world depending on the demand. They must be stored in dry conditions for them to remain fresh and suitable for consumption.
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