Soybean

The map below shows the potential in Soybean Yield Estimates across South Africa*.

*The dataset shows soybean yield estimates allocated to mesozones. Yield estimates were derived from Schulze R.E. and Maharaj M. (2007) and then allocated to mesozones by combining with a base mesozone layer obtained from the CSIR Geospatial Analysis Platform (GAP). *Based on Smith’s (1994; 1998) climatic criteria, the highest soybean yields should be attained in the northeastern parts of the Eastern Cape, the moister inland areas of KwaZulu-Natal, and eastern Mpumalanga, with potential yields decreasing towards the west.

Source: Schulze, R.E, and Maharaj, M. 2007. “Soybean Yield Estimation.” In: South African Atlas of Climatology and Agrohydrology. Vol. 1489/1/06. Water Research Commission. https://catalogue.saeon.ac.za/records/1a812a1c-1e90-488b-9f14-1451cd13aab9