soybean question

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by beanpile, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    I was just given 5 bags of a "Becks" brand Liberty Link beans seed dated March of 2017. Becks seems to an Indiana company.. I have never heard of them and on the bag it says "Grown in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana" and a couple other more "northern" type states.

    Wondering if they'd still be any good and would they be a quicker growing bean since up there the growing season would be shorter ( assuming there)?

    Dont really have a place for them and if someone wanted to give them a try might work something out or I'll do a quick disc job someplace and throw them out there just because I wont let them go to the mice.
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  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Is there a brand number on the bag such as 4453X2 or similar? This will tell you the maturity group and give you an idea of plant timing and latitude adaptation..

  3. Wings Fan 19

    Wings Fan 19 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Kansas City, MO.
    If they've been kept dry, they'll still be fine.
    If you disc and broadcast, you will need to lightly disc after broadcasting.
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  4. Farmball35

    Farmball35 Active Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    Lincoln County,MO
    There is hundreds of Becks seed dealers throughout the state I'm sure it came from a Missouri dealer
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  5. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body


    the only thing I can see that would resemble a code like that is 419L4. Lord knows what that means tho
  6. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    ok well Its been awhile since I have really paid attention to seed brands
  7. Gutpile

    Gutpile Cooler Semi-Elitist

    Aug 22, 2003
    St. Charles
    Just take about 20 of them and put them in a wet paper towel, and seal the paper towel in a ziplock bag. Kept inside they should germinate in a few days, it will give you a good idea of what you have.

    Where are you located?
  8. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    Higbee area
  9. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

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  10. swat1018

    swat1018 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Beck's are fine seed. Germination on oil seeds like beans fall off pretty quick compared to corn. I would do a germ test, as explained above, and adjust the rate accordingly, if needed.
  11. Maddog3355

    Maddog3355 Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2014
    Maries County
    I’ve heard of some farmers that have left over seed from the year before do a germination test. If they have 50% germination they just plant 50% more seed.