Green soybeans as a vegetable: Comparing green soybeans with green peas and lima beans; and maximized harvest time determinations using mathematical modeling

Stephen W. Mbuvi, J. Bruce Litchfield

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Abstract

Quality properties of 6 varieties of green soybeans [Gfycine max (L.) Merr.] were measured with respect to time of seed and pod development expressed in °C-days. Properties studied included texture, color, size, and seed strength. Mathematical models were developed to express the relationships between each property and time of development. The models were weighted according to their relative importance in determining the value of green soybeans, and then combined to obtain an expression for the value as a function of development time. Derivatives of this expression indicated the optimum time to harvest to maximize value. The maximized harvest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Vegetable Crop Production
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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