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Japanese venture uses LED tech to triple soybean yield

Hokkaido company spurs growth by drying roots under special lights

A Kurosengoku black soybean plant, which had its roots cut off and bud pruned (bottom), and another grown using a standard method.

SAPPORO, Japan -- A Japanese venture company on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido has developed a way to triple soybean yield by drying roots under light-emitting diode lighting.

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