Warm season annual legume produced for seed and wildlife food.
Soybeans are very attractive to deer from
the onset of emergence. Very important food source for doves, duck,
rabbit, quail and turkey. Soybeans are especially attractive to wildlife
because they also offer cover.
They are so preferred that most small
acreage plantings will be killed quickly by deer grazing pressure. It
will not re-grow from early browse pressure, so it will need fencing or
repellents in small fields.
Soybeans are ideal for mixing with grain
sorghum, peas, corn, alyce clover or other warm season annual legumes.
At maturity it will make high quality seed for game birds and deer.
Individual plantings of soybeans can be staggered by planting date to
provide season long production.
Date: April - August
Rate: 35 lbs. per acre or 1 lb. per 1000 sq. ft.
Best for: Deer, Turkey, Duck, Pheasant, Rabbit, Quail.