|North American Hunter
"Take Control of your Deer Destiny"
Written by: Josh Dahlke
"Quick Hitter Food Plots"
By Alan Clemons
Research conducted at Ocmulgee Banks
Northern Virginia Daily
"Thinking Ahead and Preparing
our Food Plots"
By Gerald Almy; Hunting and Fishing Editor
of Sports Afield Magazine
"Warm-Weather Deer Management"
by Tim Lilley
|Copyright 2002-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eagle Seed Company.
Over the years, genetic manipulation has turned this
high-protein powerhouse into a low-growing,
bean-heavy, combine friendly plant. Eagle Seed
Company in Weiner, Arkansas, is a family-owned
business that has developed specifically for whitetails.
Instead of short and squatty, this company's soybean
varieties climb high, spread wide and really put out the
leaves. The protein levels -- some leaves tallied 42% in
outstanding in university trials. Southern Illinois
University was able to get 9.6 tons of dry matter per
acre, and several farmers reported 14 tons of silage
per acre: amazing numbers to say the least.
The varieties can be planted in conjuction with other
crops, such as corn, or as a stand alone crop. The
leaves will die after a few frosts, but the beans -- the
plants still produce plenty -- will continue feeding deer
into the winter. Two recognized food plot experts, Dr.
Grant Woods and Mark Buxton, say these soybeans
are the most innovative new food plot plants for
whitetails in years.
"Seeds and Supplements"
North American Whitetails
By J. Guthrie
|Eagle Seed Forage Soybeans provide an amazing amount of
tonnage which provides food for deer.
"Deer want the leaves more than the beans, and you can even
mix them in with something like milo or corn to create "runner"
beans that grow up the stalks and produce a huge volume of
food, and with the Roundup Ready corn and beans you get a
two-season annual crop."
Kinkel has been consulting with a project in central Georgia
known as the Ocmulgee Banks, where he's been testing and
analyzing the Big Fellow RR beans.
"I'm blown away -- some of the plots are producing 14,000
pounds of food per acre, he says. "I've seen their crops grow
to six feet tall in poor soils. The growth is so great in these
fields that deer are not only feeding in them, but
bedding in them as well."
Photo of Big Fellow Leaf (left) courtesy of:
Arkansas State University Research Farm, August.
|Now I think I've finally come upon the best food plot for our
deer. Eagle Forage soybeans grow twice as tall as regular
soybeans, with much larger leaves. The beans are
Most importantly, they've developed soybeans aimed primarily
at providing forage with the leaves, not seeds to be harvested
in the fall.
Big Fellow RR
The key advantage is that these beans have a longer growing
cycle before they bloom. Even after most soybeans bloom,
these can continue growing and producing high-protein forage
for deer (or cattle) for up to six weeks longer.
In fact, these soybeans grow so tall that deer will not only eat
the leaves, but they'll bed down in fields of them. Another great
advantage is that they are drought tolerant.
Large Lad RR is another soybean offered by Eagle Seed. This
is the official soybean of the Mississippi Fisheries and Wildlife
Department. It has excellent deer-browsing tolerance and can
grow up to 84 inches high. It is also very bushy and is resistant
to most foliar diseases, phytophthora root rot, stem canker and
several races of nematodes.
One study done in Georgia on the Ocmulgee Banks Farm
showed that Eagle Seed soybeans yielded seven tons of
forage per acre...this spring after I put in some Big Fellow RR
and Large Lad RR soybeans I'll have something substantially
green, and high in Its bushy nature makes this an excellent
choice for other protein for the local deer to dine on when the
clover dries up in early summer."
|Brian Sheppard from:
Quality Whitetails; Quality Deer
Management Association Magazine
"Secrets to Successful Warm-Season
|For maximum production and palatability, nothing
beats the large-seeded legumes. I have experimented
with many forages. Cowpea and Roundup Ready
Large Lad forage soybeans are among my favorites
because I can grow them in a variety of soil types.
|Pictured above: Clemson researcher showing the
Eagle Seed Forage plots at Clemson University
conditons, front plots were mowed.
"The emphasis with a
Forage soybean is on
the foliage, not on the
bean pods," Sykes said.
He and others
soybeans offered by
Eagle Seed of
North American Whitetail
"North and South Planting the Seed"
by Matt Haun
11 Vol. 30 No. 1
|Legumes (broadleaves) are the backbone of any
spring food plot plantings...
EAGLE SEED SOYBEANS are forage beans that
are designed to produce mass quantities of
leaves and do so very quickly once they are
established. A client of mine had his EAGLE
leaves tested last summer by a lab and they
tested out at 35% crude protein. There is no
other legume that can make those claims. They
are also Round-Up Ready making them the go-to
seed in areas where summer weeds are a
|Click here to READ Biologist Jason Snavely's Fall
WHITETAIL JOURNAL article about EAGLE FORAGE
|Read reviews about our products in the following excerpts below from these magazines:
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|VIDEOS AND ARTICLES FEATURING EAGLE SEED:
|Heath Martin "Adaptive Management"
ARKANSAS BEAR AND BUCK JOURNAL
"For fall, most likely, I would use Eagle
Seed Buck Monster Forage Wheat,
mixed with an annual clover. Amazingly
the Eagle beans are still alive after this
|South Carolina Sportsman
"Greener Pastures:Plant New Hybrids"
By Jeff Burlison; Biologist
"In fact, Eagle's soybean line is known to produce whopper crops of soybeans, with plants
towering up to 7 feet in height, with foliage protein content itself at 35%. The extremely
large leaves and bumper seed pod production will produce tremendous biomass. This
variety will provide deer with a highly nutritious food source from spring to early winter.
The entire line of Eagle soybeans is Roundup Ready and provides a weed-free crop."