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Old 08-21-2005, 10:44 AM
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What should I do with the 3 acre bean plot after it freezes out? Should I leave it standing and let the pods burst on their own, or should I mow it with the brushhog to break them up? Half and Half?
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:01 PM
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one way or another the deer are going to eat it and just letting it stand takes less work.
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:13 PM
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I would leave it alone for rabbits and birds , the deer might still get some food from it......
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:30 PM
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I shot my only buck of the year last year- in mid December with a late season black powder tag - - eagarly eating the soybean pods in about 16" of snow.

There weren't any wasted beans in the plot we had.

Maybe we could have seeded it overwith rye as an option in late sept. -- but I don't think it was needed.

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Old 08-23-2005, 08:04 AM
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I ran right over my soybean plot with the graindrill last year planting rye and the deer hammered the rye. But the soybeans are MUCH better this year after proper inoculation. I'd post a pic if I knew how.
But I know how deer come into a bean field after it has been combined. So I thought I'd ask what you guys thought is best.
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:29 AM
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I ran right over my soybean plot with the graindrill last year planting rye and the deer hammered the rye. But the soybeans are MUCH better this year after proper inoculation. I'd post a pic if I knew how.
But I know how deer come into a bean field after it has been combined. So I thought I'd ask what you guys thought is best.
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If the soil is good enough for soys I would suggest winter wheat instead of rye.
Leave the soys standing as much as running them over with the grain drill will allow.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:17 AM
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Like I said, the beans have done much better this year. I don't think I could go over them with the grain drill without tearing them right out of the ground.
I just wondered if I should mow them to break the pods and scatter the beans or leave them standing and the pods whole.
I'm leaning toward leaving them standing.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:41 AM
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Like I said, the beans have done much better this year. I don't think I could go over them with the grain drill without tearing them right out of the ground.
I just wondered if I should mow them to break the pods and scatter the beans or leave them standing and the pods whole.
I'm leaning toward leaving them standing.
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You should getyour first frost around October 1st , right?
As close to two weeks before your first frost wait for a rain and right before broadcast WW into the soys.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:17 AM
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October 1st would be great. Up here, our first "expected" frost date is Sept 15. The weatherman predicted spotty frost last night. I don't know if it froze up there or not. I sure hope not.
I may go out and broadcast some ww.
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Old 08-25-2005, 04:25 AM
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Leave the beans standing through the winter, re-work the plot in spring.
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