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What Is The Purpose Of Sifting Wheat?

After wheat has been harvested, one of the steps in preparing it for use is to sift or thresh it. This is done to release the inedible chaff from the usable, edible grain. This is also known as separating the wheat from the chaff, a phrase which is used metaphorically in the Bible and in … Read more

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How To Plant Winter Wheat {5 Best Pratices}

Wheat can be grown in spring or winter. Naturally, because plants tend to want to grow well in the springtime, sowing your wheat in spring and growing it to maturity through the summer months is quite a bit easier than planting winter wheat. Even so, in the southern United States winter wheat is the norm. … Read more

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What Is The Best Type Of Soil For Wheat Farming?

Wheat does best in young soil. That is soil that has not been depleted by over planting, excessive exposure to harsh elements or simple neglect in the form of lack of soil amendments. Wheat relies on a rich mixture of soil nutrients and micronutrients, including mineral components (e.g. mica) to provide complete nourishment. Read on … Read more

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What Is The Difference Between Wheat And Buckwheat?

Many people wonder if wheat and buckwheat are one and the same, and still others wonder which is healthier. The fact is, buckwheat and wheat are two very different foodstuffs, and they offer different nutritional benefits. In this article, we explore the difference wheat vs. buckwheat. Read on to learn more on what is the … Read more

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How To Grow Soybeans Commercially: A Simple Guide

Soybeans are a very big crop in the United States, especially in the upper mid-west where about 80% of US soybeans are grown. These nutritious, versatile legumes can be used for a wide variety of purposes ranging from creation of bio-fuel to food and industrial and personal care products. In this article, we provide an … Read more

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How To Tell When Soybeans Are Ready To Harvest?

If you haven’t had a lot of experience growing soybeans, you may be wondering exactly how you’ll know when they’re ready to pick. It really depends on what you want your soybeans for. If you’re growing them to eat as beans, you’ll want to pick them while they’re still green. If you’re growing them as … Read more

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How To Plant Soybeans Without A Planter?

It’s actually very easy to grow a small amount of soybeans on a food plot even if you don’t have much equipment to get your crop into the ground. In this article we cover the basics of planting a small crop of soybeans for personal use. Read on to learn more on how to plant … Read more

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When Is The Best Time To Plant Soybeans?

Soybeans (Glycine max) are a useful and profitable crop when grown commercially. They are also interesting and tasty when planted in the home garden. Remarkably hardy, these nourishing and versatile beans can be eaten as a vegetable or used to make a wide variety of products, such as tofu and soy milk. In the United … Read more

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How Do Soybeans Replenish The Soil Of Nitrogen?

All plants need nitrogen, and in agricultural crops, it is very important to have a good nitrogen management plan in place to increase crop yield. This can be accomplished by applying commercial nitrogen fertilizer, but it can also be accomplished through the natural use of legumes like soybeans, which naturally add nitrogen to the soil. … Read more

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