Collected at Kotoni, Sapporo, Japan by J.L. Creech, USDA-ARS Crops Research Division, Plant Industry Station at Beltsville, Maryland and entered into the USDA's collection as accession number PI 227333 in August of 1955. Each packet contains 25 to 30 seeds.
Sow seeds about one inch deep, three to four inches apart. Although you can plant in rows, they can be planted densely and allowed to form a canopy. This will help control weed growth. Soybeans are tolerant of drought and poor soil since they fix nitrogen. They will, however, benefit from fertile soil.
Soybean flowers are perfect (self-fertile) and cross pollination is almost non-existent, making saving seed easy. Allow pods to fully develop and dry on the plants.
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