What’s a good bean price per pound

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  1. invasion36

    invasion36 8 pointer

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    Beans are expensive. So is corn. Anyone know a good website I can go to. eBay is too expensive. Eagle seed is all that comes up when I google beans. Southern states in Alexandria has a 50 pound bag but it’s 120 something dollars. I only wanted around 10 pounds for my first year as I am also mixing in corn around edges. Thoughts?
     
  2. elmucho277

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    Find a soybean farmer and ask if he has any leftover harvested beans from last year. They will probably sell them to you cheap and will grow just as good. As long as you are using the crop solely to feed wildlife you are fine to the best of my understanding.
     
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  3. buckfever2

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    You should be able to find round up ready beans for $50 a 50lb bag. Check around with some different farm stores
     
  4. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Tri county in Richmond had 50# for $27...
     
  5. elmucho277

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    $120 for a 50# bag of RR soybeans is crazy talk. Usually around $60 a bag if buying seed. Maybe try Crittenden Farm Supply if you can't find a farmer to sell you some harvested beans
     
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  6. bigbonner

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    I still have some beans left if you don't find some.
     
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  7. carnivore

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    I will be able to spare 15 lbs from what i got from you to save him the trip. (Unless he wants to plant more and make the trip down)
     
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  8. invasion36

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    Thanks everybody. Carnivore hooked me up with some. I’m new to the bean game. I have planted clover in the past but I now have my own place and have what I feel will be a big enough plot to plant beans and wanted to give it a go.
     
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  9. mac0492

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    Crazy question. Do you have to use a drill to plant beans? Or can you just hoe and row them to get theM to the right depth? I’ve always wanted to plant some where I hunt but don’t have a drill or planter. I typically just do clover or brassicas or a mix.
     
  10. ojibwa62

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    Harrowed up the ground and broad cast mine then lightly harrowed to cover..
     
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  11. elmucho277

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    If you are planting beans, the more you plant the better. They will keep anything under a few acres mowed down in no time if you have anything more than a medium deer density, at least in my experience. Sometimes it helps to sow them mixed with corn to protect them if you are planting a smaller area
     
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  12. Drahts

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    You can also put up a solar electric fence with a couple strands if your plot is smaller. Then once they get to bout 20" or so you can take it down and let em in. If your gonna leave em stand thru winter, broadcast some turnips, rutabagas and other brassicas into the beans in late august. They'll germinate with the fall rain and give you a nice winter feed plot of beans and brassicas.
     
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  13. ojibwa62

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  14. Coot_Meurer

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    With Beans and Corn I have never seen the need or reason to buy expensive seed. If I am farming, I want to maximize my return per acre so I am willing to pay - $120 a bag seed that yields a 10 bushels more is worth it.

    However, if all I am doing is feeding deer/turkeys/bear/raccoons/squirrels then I will buy bin run seed that is from last years harvest. Sacked up "deer corn" or beans straight out of the wagon or bin will germinate and grow just as well. Sure, they may not yield as high - but they probably wouldn't anyway because food plots are rarely put on the best ground and fertilized for maximum economic yield.

    Buy $7 corn, $15 beans, plant them - take your savings and buy some fertilizer, pay for a soil test, buy a backpack sprayer and some herbicide - or just buy a bunch more corn and put it out in the fall.
     
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