The Netherlands imports a lot of soya from South and North-America. Researchers in Wageningen wondered whether this nutritious crop could also be grown here in the Netherlands and formed a cooperative to study the possibilities of cultivating ‘Nethersoya’.
The team is now testing different types of soil, fertilisers and plant spacing in an effort to increase our soya production. Harvests of almost four tons per hectare are comparable with American yields; cultivation in the Netherlands would seem to be a profitable option, which will allow us to produce Dutch soya milk, tofu and meat substitutes. Yet another way that Wageningen UR is contributing to the quality of life.
News about soya research at Wageningen UR