I don't have enough plot space to do soybeans. It forces a guy to rethink replenishing forages vs accumulating forages. In the spring and summer, I get more browse pressure in my clear cuts than I do my food plots.My beans are officially done. I replanted the field yesterday with a mixture of cowpeas, sunn hemp, sunflowers, millet, sorghum, and buckwheat. I won’t plant soybeans again unless I can put an electric fence around them.
You need an air conditioned cab and I/C cowpeas to outgrow your deer.I’m pretty much over summer plots. Constant weed pressure, drought, deer eat everything not fenced, it’s hot as hell on the tractor, etc etc.
I will always plant corn but I think from now on I’m going to just allow half the fields to stay all year in clovers (crimson, durana, arrowleaf) and chicory.
Where are you getting those beans and are they RR beans ?If someone is struggling with establishing beans I recommend seeding Titan forage beans at a very heavy rate, they really took off for me this year under heavy grazing pressure.
They are Roundup ready. I get them from my local ag seed supplier. But the company has them for sale online. http://www.foragesoybeans.com/titan/titan-forage-soybeans/Where are you getting those beans and are they RR beans ?
This spring they were sold out pretty quick, better order early for next year's seed.Where are you getting those beans and are they RR beans ?
Screw eagle beans...I’m planting this again next year!
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They are Roundup ready. I get them from my local ag seed supplier. But the company has them for sale online. http://www.foragesoybeans.com/titan/titan-forage-soybeans/
Cut, that looks plenty good to me. How much acreage did you plant to that mix ?
What kind of fertilizer have you put on the past 12 months?
My Titan forage soybeans have totally hit it out of the park on this first year test against 3 othe varieties. They hide all but the ears of a full grown deer, fawns totally disappear, even from my vantage point partially looking down on the field.MM, I’ll be ordering some of those ! I have at least one plot that got some pigweed seed introduced into it last year. I hand pulled them twice this year and once last year but my experience has been that you can’t get them all like that. Something RR is going in there next spring and the Titans look good.
Are you thinking about 2 weeks until your deer have it stripped to bare bones?I had to spray my plot with clethodim the other day because what I thought was sorghum was actually sudangrass. It got to be 10 feet tall in another plot - if that happens in this one I won’t be able to see anything!
My e-fenced soybean plot turned out great. I took the fence down yesterday.
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Are you thinking about 2 weeks until your deer have it stripped to bare bones?