Soybean has been under cultivation in low hills of Kumaon and Garhwal regions of the Himalayas and the foot hills for ages. However, the old varieties were generally late , had viny growth habit, freely shattering pods and gave low yields. The crop got tremendous boost with the start of soybean breeding program in 1968 at this university .
Ram, Hari Har; Pushpendra; Singh, Kamendra; and Verma, V. D.
"Research Notes: Breeding soybean varieties for the northern India,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 8
, Article 22.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol8/iss1/22