Get a Lot of Bang for Your Buck With Forage Soybeans!
Now there’s a soybean available that’s been bred especially for forage–Tyrone Forage Soybean. Robust and tall, it grows up to a height of 6 feet, producing up to 19.3 tons of fresh forage per acre of one of the whitetail deer’s favorite foods. Plus, cattle thrive on it, too. In areas of cattle country, growers are increasingly turning to forage soybeans to pick up where cooler season crops leave off.
What’s more: Tyrone is cheap and easy to grow. Just plant in any prepared soil. This maturity group 7 indeterminate forage soybean’s fast growing habit means that it will quickly form a dense canopy, compensate for heavy browsing pressure and shade out competing weeds –of particular importance when herbicide use is a concern. Those big bucks will thank you. And, if you are a cattle farmer, the cows will, too.
- Inexpensive to seed and grow
- Grows up to 6 feet
- Highest protein content, over 42 percent in the beans
- Exceptionally drought tolerant
- Keeps growing taller and bushier till first killing frost in most geographies
- Dense canopy shades out weeds without over-the-top herbicide use
The leaf of a Tyrone Forage Soybean beneath that of a grain-type bean. Studies have shown that Tyrone Forage Soybeans produces as much as 53% more forage than a conventional ag-type soybean and as much as 47% more leaf forage at the latest harvest.
A Tyrone Forage Soybean dwarfs a conventional ag-type soybean grown in adjacent fields. The conventional bean is nearly ready for harvest, while the Tyrone Forage Soybean will continue growing, adding leaves and filling pods until frost in most geographies. While the late maturing Tyrone Forage Soybean should be planted early to achieve its full potential, it can also be planted as late as Mid-July to provide late summer and fall grazing.