"Visitors at the Kentucky Proving Grounds stand
in waist high Eagle Forage Soybeans."
|Excerpt from: North American Hunter
"Take Control of your Deer Destiny"
March 2013 ed. 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
|"Eagle Seed forage
absolutely the best
crop I’ve ever
planted for deer.
literally tons of high
growing season and
can produce huge
crops of bean pods
for deer to consume
during the winter. I
use them as a year
round food source
for deer and other
wildlife. The cost
per pound of food
produced is less
than any other crop
I’ve tried." - Dr.
|Mali Vujanic uses Eagle Seed
Wildlife Manager's Mix RRTM with
corn. Mali is a professional
wildlife food-plot consultant
and owner of Outdoor
|Video Courtesy of the Quality
Deer Management Association.
Manager's Mix RRTM
Show Title: Quality Whitetails
Television, "Managing for
Featured on the Outdoor
Channel; SPRING 2009
|Copyright 2002-2013. 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
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, 2010 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
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."
Quality Whitetails; Quality Deer
Management Association Magazine
"Secrets to Successful Warm-Season
by Brian Sheppard
|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.
|"All (who) contributed to
this story recommended
the same thing --
"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 Arkansas.
North American Whitetail
"North and South Planting the Seed"
by Matt Haun
Spring 2011; 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 significant problem.
PO Box 308 8496 Swan Pond Rd. Weiner, AR 72479
|Dr. Grant Woods is a
biologist and host of
|Click here to READ Biologist
Jason Snavely's Fall 2012
WHITETAIL JOURNAL article
about EAGLE FORAGE