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Old 02-18-2012, 10:01 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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Old 02-18-2012, 08:30 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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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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The Eagle bean pods are a big surprise. Looks like they are have a good number of pods. RW's are packed on. And the Asgrow looks good as well. Bet the area farmers will be trying to hire ya out! Good looking plots especially for no more rain than we had this growing season.
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I had an acre or two standing last year. I didn't do anything to them but spray them with gly when I sprayed my new foodplot prior to planting it. It was the thickest stand of beans I have had in a long time.
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We have plenty of Real World, Asgrow and Eagles.

Wow, thats a lot of beans left. I might cry if I had to disc that much in. It almost seems if even 1/2 of it germinates its too many beans. Wonder if they'd still use it if just left alone.
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Blackhawk down... secure the perimeter!
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Yea, you know on second thought you better just disk those in so they don't sprout.

If they do sprout try hitting them with some gly about 3 - 4 weeks after germination to kill em
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How many acres is that AD? Might be worth harvesting them, then using some of that money to pay for more beans and other improvements?
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That is a 4 acre plot...about 3 acres look like those in the picture. Not sure if we can get the farmer to take the time to get combine out for that amount.
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Interesting....Shelly! What is your synopsis between brads, this year?
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Yea, you know on second thought you better just disk those in so they don't sprout.

If they do sprout try hitting them with some gly about 3 - 4 weeks after germination to kill em

He's right, disk lightly, and try a light cultipacking over the top.
Perhaps you could smother them to death.
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