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Soybean Suggestions

Old 03-20-2005, 07:25 PM
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I am going to plant some soybeans as part of my food plots. I have settled on RR beans, but was wondering if anyone has suggestions as to the type. Last year, the deer literally ate a 3 acre field to the ground. Does anyone know of a bean that recovers a little better from browsing, or alternatively, one that has a longer season?
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:17 PM
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Get a bean within group 4 any number starting with 4, 4402 , 4702, they are the longer season bean and when they are eaten, they might not recover at all.but that is why you are planting them , for deer to eat , right ?
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:12 PM
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it takes a big field to keep them from eating them all befor they are big enough to last.once they get 1' tall they will last pretty good.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:04 PM
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You probably will need to put an electric fence around a small patch like that to give the beans a head start.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:38 PM
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When did you plant the Soys last year?

It seems like the deer let them be - a bit longer - if you plant them early - like late May for me.

When I plant soys late - they become tender young growth - when everything else has been green a while - and the deer cannot leave them alone.

Plant early if you can - 3 acres - 40 lbs/acre should be able to take alot af grazing.

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