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    Default Eagle forage bean

    Going to replant a few plots, hopefully to last a little longer. Iím thinking of trying the eagle forage beans. I have planted forage beans in the past with luck. Anyone have input in on the eagle beans? Early browse tolerance?

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    We have had great results with them in KY. They definitely handle browse better than other beans we have tried.

    How big of an area are you planting?
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    Gut, Going to be planting a 1-2 acre plots

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    If you can find a way to keep the deer off of them at first, they do a great job at handling browse.

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    Gotcha, that’s what I was concerned about. Thanks for the input

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    they like to have something to climb on.

    i've never been really enamored with "fancy" beans. I get the browse pressure part...but they will still eat them to the ground if you have enough deer. at that point, it doesnt matter how much they cost per acre.
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    I read a lot on them and wanted to try them this year, but can’t find them local. The only local dealer I could find said they didn’t renew their contract this year. The places I found them online want like $70 shipping. Hancock has them, but are very expensive.

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    I planted a bag side by side with cheap RR soybeans and the only difference I could tell is the leaves are a little bit bigger and they get a little taller. Its not worth the price in my opinion. I don't see where the handled browse any different that the cheapos.

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    Good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckchoppin View Post
    I planted a bag side by side with cheap RR soybeans and the only difference I could tell is the leaves are a little bit bigger and they get a little taller. Its not worth the price in my opinion. I don't see where the handled browse any different that the cheapos.
    How long did they live? One of the selling points of a forage bean is that they live until frost.

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    They didn't make it to the first frost. Probably mid October what leaves were left were turning yellow. Again not much longer if any than the other ones. The deer actually preferred the other beans also.

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    Itís all about the amount of pressure on them. We have been planting them for several years and they do well in larger plots where they can get established. Cousins in Newberry will order them from Eagle Seed for you. $110 per bag.
    I think they are worth it but they have to get up a little bit before they start getting hammered to do well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    they like to have something to climb on.
    Mix in a little sun hemp
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