Should I till the standing Eagle Seed beans now and prepare for spring planting?

By Grant Woods,

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Love your work.
We met in 2004, I took care of your “South Carolina Mom” as you wrotwe in my book.
Hope you Dad is improving.

I have acres of Eagle soybeans in Edgefield, SC. When I get time off from the office I do all my work, I have time this week to get my harrowing done, and good soil moisture. I have harrowed my corn which has no more value to the deer / turkeys, all eaten. My Eagle soybean still have lots of pods, but the deer are not eating them and when I break open the pods the beans look like dry rotted. Should I let them stand, I doubt the deer or turkey will utilize them or can I use the time and moisture to get them harrowed in now.

I attached files of the results of reading, listening and implementing your plans.

In Greenwood area I have killed several bucks 190-220 pounds (depends on pre or post rut) which the locals say can’t be done around here regularly. But I manage too, a pun, ha ha.

Matt Bachinski


I enjoy a good pun!  Thanks for sharing!  You tagged a dandy buck!  Your management is paying off!!  Congratulations!!  

It should be spring soon in the South Carolina Piedmont.  Deer will be chasing green versus grain soon.  You are wise to get the plots prepared ahead of time!  Often soil moisture and organic matter are both limiting factors in the Edgefield area.  You might consider renting or borrowing a no-till drill and using it to establish your plots. This is a great tool to conserve soil moisture and build organic matter.

I saw my “South Carolina” mom at recently at the QDMA National Convention!

Enjoy creation,


February 15, 2016