Wednesday, 20 August 2008

IPB to develop soy bean seed development center

The Faculty of Agriculture at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) is developing a center for seeding soy beans outside Java. This will mean that farmers from outside Java will have easier access to quality soy bean seeds. “There is a long distribution channel that reduces the soy seed quality,” said IPB researcher, Didi Sopandhie, in a national workshop about Soy Beans at Brawijaya University, Malang,East Java, on Saturday (26/7) last week. IPB is working together with the Soy Bean Consortium, which was set up by the Agricultural Department, to develop two programs in two regencies in Lampung. Each program will have 100 hectare of land for seeding soy beans.

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