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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Forage Soybeans

So we have been slowly moving into the food plot craze at our camp. Started out with buckwheat since it'll grow basically anywhere. This past fall, we had some success with brassica planting. So we got our three 1/3 acre plot's soil tested so we know what we need to add to grow the tougher growing "crops".

My question is about the forage soybeans, does anyone have any experience with these? Do I have any chance of getting these to grow or will the 1/3 acre plots get too much pressure? We don't have a drill but we could do the old, "one guy hoe a trench, one guy put seeds in, and a third cover the seed" move or we could just use the spreader.

Is there a place to buy smaller amounts of beans? I usually only see them in the 50 lb bag.

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I planted one acre of Eagle forage soybeans last year. Without protection, I believe 1/3 acre would not stand a chance of survival and would be time and money wasted.
I fenced in my beans and they did ok but last year in tioga county county was one of the worst years to try to grow a crop. A severe lack of rain after planting led to a spotty crop which ended up doing ok after some rain finally fell in August.. Once the fence was removed though it didn't take them long to mow thru that acre.
I would plant them again but only with fencing again. Good luck in your efforts!
Also, you can just broadcast them.
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I used Tyrone Forage Soybeans last year and they worked great. We did not get the drought though that the rest of the state did. If doing 1/3 acre, you will probably need to fence for a couple months until they get established. Mine got really big. Go to this link as my pics are scattered throughout it. It even shows the fence.

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/41-h...next-year.html

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Thank you both! Delphic - we experienced the same thing in Potter, not a good summer for growing, brassicas did great late season tho.

Spot - thats a great thread thanks for all the info. I may stick to my current plantings due to size of the plots, and not wanting to put up a fence.
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I broadcast Eagle forage soybeans a few years back but like mentioned above also in a small plot - maybe 1/2 acre. They got hammered once they got about knee high and I had sticks most of the summer. I was thinking about doing cheaper standard soybeans and planting a couple of times after they got demolished but probably will do something else that can take the heavy browsing. My plots are just too small.
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If you have a Rural King close they usually have a pretty good sale on soybeans

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Just looked at the Rural King ad and they have RR soybeans for $25 for a 50 lb bag. That is a good deal if you live close to them. I would guess that it isn't a forage variety, but still a good deal.

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