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This aint Michigan, I got it, but when I was there last summer, if there was a soybean field, regardless of the time of day, there were deer in it. Soybeans don't improve the bottom line of deer camp economy, but you can bet they will be standing in it.

They also strip iron and clay peas (cowpeas).

You have to plant enough for them to hammer it and there still be enough left to keep growing. I have seen food plots mowed to the ground and then nothing left to to fight the drought that we used to have in the end of the summer and then no food plot for hunting over.
 

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Try this mix. Grows well, tons of forage, deer love it.

Homebrew Power-Station

24 lbs Soybeans - Group 4 - 5 OR EAGLE Seed
10 lbs Clay Peas - Iron Clay Peas
8 lbs Buckwheat
4 lbs Sorghum - Milo or Wildlife Sorghum
4 lbs Sunflower - Peredovic
1 Pack DeltAg Grow Coat
 

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Try this mix. Grows well, tons of forage, deer love it.

Homebrew Power-Station

24 lbs Soybeans - Group 4 - 5 OR EAGLE Seed
10 lbs Clay Peas - Iron Clay Peas
8 lbs Buckwheat
4 lbs Sorghum - Milo or Wildlife Sorghum
4 lbs Sunflower - Peredovic
1 Pack DeltAg Grow Coat


I like that mixture. Been wanting to try the Eagle soybeans. I thinks its the same as tecomate buck beans. And I know they love that stuff.
 

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Sorry everyone I left out a few details.

This basically a variation of Whitetail Institue PowerPlant. It sells for $109.00 per 50lb delivered[omg]
Mix your own for lots less.

We do our spring planting mid April thru mid May, watch the weather closely and try to plant a few days ahead of rain.

Mix everything together including the DeltAg Grow Coat.

We broadcast into a moist, not wet, well prepared seed bed at a rate of around 50lbs per acre. Then we screen drag the plot and do a 4-wheeler culti-pack on it. That is basically running back and forth with the 4-wheeler until you pretty much have compressed the top layer of soil. Now 50lbs per acre is a heavy seed rate but I am allowing for the fact that we are broadcasting and the birds are going to take their share. If you using a row planter or drill I would cut back to around 30lbs per acre. With just a little luck this will grow into a 5ft to 7ft tall jungle of deer forage.
 

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rees guide said:
If you mix your corn, soybeans and peas, do you broadcast it and what do you do for winter?
I've had good success in mixing rr soybeans and rr corn and broadcasting them together. I simply cover with a section harrow and spray glyphosate over the top when the weeds emerge. Makes a great drawing card throughout the entire deer season, especially during the early bow season. These pictures were from the summer of 2008. I used a forage soybean in this mix. I've also broadcast wheat in these stands after mowing some of it down for an added draw during Dec and Jan.

 

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cajun, can I find all the seeds in the homebrew power station mix at basically any seed store or where can I get them?
 

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OL' MAN said:
cajun, can I find all the seeds in the homebrew power station mix at basically any seed store or where can I get them?
Yep, Just go to your local COOP or farm supply. Online at www.Cooperseed.com. Specialty Seed in Anguila has Eagle Seed soybeans.
 
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