With a summer above normal temperatures and the absence of rain, the harvests are arriving faster than expected. The soybeans sown in May are in the final stretch of their cultivation. Over the past few days, the Maïsadour teams have been visiting the plots to assess the degree of maturity of the plants and measure the potential yields. What to expect for the 2022 campaign? A low yield linked to the excess heat in July at the time of flowering is expected. The lack of water at the end of the cycle did not allow the pods to be filled.
The know-how of Maïsadour and Agralia will be invaluable in optimizing the soybean harvest and avoiding seed loss and breakage. The harvest must be done as soon as the seeds have reached maturity, to preserve all their nutritional qualities. The optimal stage is reached when the vast majority of the leaves have fallen, the seeds are free and they ring in the pods. The seeds are then hard and spherical with a humidity of 14% to 16%.
GMO-free, non-deforesting and 100% local soy
The soybean collection began on September 6 in the earliest sectors, in Chalosse. Soy is part of a virtuous approach based on a sector ranging from soybeans to chicken raised in the open air and fed with 100% local food. With our new “Graines d’Alliance” crushing plant, we are relocating to France all the steps necessary for the production of soybean meal, from cultivation to processing.
It starts with non-GMO soy grown in the Southwest. Soybean producers will bring their crops. Once collected, the soy will be brought up to standard to ensure a good level of conservation. The brand new soybean crushing unit will add value to local production on site and will supply soybean meal and oil directly to the animal sectors of Maïsadour and Vivadour as well as the regional and national market.