Deer love soybeans as any deer hunter knows.
And, now there's a soybean available that's been bred especially for forage, Tyrone Forage Soybean.
Robust and tall, it grows to a height of up to 6 feet, producing up to 6 tons of dry forage per acre of one of the whitetail deer's favorite foods.
What's more: It's cheap and easy to grow. Just plant in any prepared soil. This maturity group 7 indeterminate forage soybean fast growing habit means that it will quickly form a dense canopy, shade out competing weeds and compensate for heavy browsing pressure. No need to drive through the middle of your food plot or spend high amounts of money on genetically modified seed, just spray with any nonselective herbicide before planting. Put down a pre-plant herbicide and incorporate and plant, or plant and put down a pre-emergence herbicide then let the soybeans shade and choke out the weeds.
Tyrone Forage Soybeans have been shown in field tests to perform exceptionally well, keeping full maturity just when deer are in rut leaving beans for the deer to eat and providing bedding, feeding, and rutting areas. The high protein content (28.3%) in the leaves at bloom mean that deer obtain high quality protein in summer exactly when their buck's racks are developing, does are lactating and fawns are growing. The higher protein content in the beans(42.1%) means that deer have a high quality protein source during the rut and throughout the winter.
Those high protein numbers apply to cattle as well. Haylage or silage, Dairy Farms and Beef Operations can enjoy the great biomass and protein content of Tyrone Forage Soybeans. In a market pushing Beef to high prices Tyrone Soybeans can offer a great deal of high quality protein rich biomass sure to pack on the pounds to your herd in a short time. Tyrones grow fast and will provide forage, haylage and silage throught spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Plant whatever space you have however, we suggest planting one-acre plots, with five acres being ideal for maximum performance. Plant anytime between April and mid-July and watch them grow until the first killing frost in some geographies.
Those monster bucks and cattle will thank you!