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Old 02-18-2012, 09:01 AM
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Default Double crop of RR beans

Looks like we have plenty of RR beans left over this year still in the pods and hanging on the plants. Just curious on the best way to get them into the ground again? Maybe a light tilling or maybe just run over them with the packer? Just thinking that either way will smush the bean.

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I've done a single pass with a small disk harrow on cowpeas and did well with it. I don't think that packing alone would do it.
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As long as you have plenty of beans still hanging, just go in and till them right under and you'll have a nice thick stand of beans. This has worked many times for me.
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I know all about the legal's with Monsanto...so save your breath.

Can you hear the black helicopters yet?
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:30 PM
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Can you hear the black helicopters yet?

It's not the helicopters you have to worry about, its the guys in the black suits, mirrored sunglasses, and galoshes carrying the sample bags.

What variety were these if ya don't mind AD. That has to say something if they held their pods this long. Of course our winter, if you can call it that, has had a big role in lowering the shatter rate I am sure.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:17 PM
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Yeah with our mild winter the shatter potential was lower as was the pressure on the standing beans.

We have plenty of Real World, Asgrow and Eagles. Real World are holding pods so well, I'm not sure if they will shatter when we till them...
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Give em a good light discing. You won't squish them all, trust me
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AD, sounds good on varieties. Better post some pictures of the closed pods, It will make Don Happy.

You getting a little antsy with the beans? Still have about 3-4 months till good bean weather. A good run of freezing rain could change your plans in a hurry.
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Yeah, we are just thinking ahead. But, there are alot of beans left.

Real World holding pods...



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Asgrow Ag beans...

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