Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#3061848 - 12/03/12 07:18 PM Soybean plot size
RobbyW
4 Point


Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 284
Loc: Dickson County TN

Offline
My brother farms in NW Arkansas every year he has a lot of soybean seed that he is not allowed to carry over to the next year. I have 3 spots for plots. One is 2 acre and is 1 and the other is about an 1/2 acre. The large field sits up past the land owners driveway. Did evolved mega plot and have turnips knee high. The deer might snack on the, but the are not tearing it up. Because the big field is closer to the road I am thinking of just going back to all clover. My question is would two bean plots total size of 1.2-2 acres be big enough? Would it be a waste even if the seed is free? These two plots are on top a ridge about 100 yards apart.
Top
#3061950 - 12/03/12 07:53 PM Re: Soybean plot size [Re: RobbyW]
jmb4wd
8 Point


Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 1188
Loc: Christiana, TN

Offline
Id but them in the ground, at a little heavier rate as they dont carry over as well as corn seed does, but its worth a shot I think.

I have noticed that my small beans plots that are closer to roadways and some type of traffic (homesite, farm road, etc.) seem to have alot of browse pressure, but it all takes place at night, and they survive and make pods and beans.

My other small bean plot that is away from as much vehicular traffic, and human contact get wiped out instantly.

Even if you have a so so stand of the beans, I would come in, late august or early sept, depending on moisture and overseed some type of winter annual, and or brassicas
_________________________
http://www.backacrefoodplots.blogspot.com

Food Plot Establishment and Maintenance


Justin

Top
#3063032 - 12/04/12 12:55 PM Re: Soybean plot size [Re: jmb4wd]
Hollar Hunter
8 Point


Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 2296
Loc: TN

Offline
I tried to put out a 3 acre patch of beans this year and the deer never let them get bigger than about 10 inches. To plant beans you really need to plant a lot to survive the deer grazing.
_________________________

Spend your time where you get the most return on it...

Top
#3064736 - 12/05/12 01:22 PM Re: Soybean plot size [Re: Hollar Hunter]
Hunter 257W
10 Point


Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

Offline
Instead of a plot of pure beans, I prefer Pennington Seeds Spring/Summer deer mix that has vine beans/vine peas/sunflowers/sorghum. You get the same legume family plants as beans with a tremendous amount of feed that can take a lot of abuse from the deer before they eat it down. And it gives them cover too since it gets 6 ft tall. Whitetail Institute markets the same product as "Alfa Rack". I put out 3 acres in my woods plot this year and while the deer hit it hard, they were barely making gains on it(eating faster than it could grow) when the 1st frost came.
Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
2 registered (DBLAARCHERY, Dodge Man) and 67 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180122 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.004 seconds in which 0 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.