Eagle Seed soybeans

Discussion in 'Habitat Management' started by SwampCat, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    i have planted eagle seed soybeans the last four or five years. The past two years, they made next no seeds, but were covered with pods. Those that did make seeds - they were very small and flat. Have any of you grown eagle seed beans that made fully formed bean seeds in the pods - and if so, what variety of eagle seed beans were they.
     
  2. 4hunting

    4hunting Well-Known Member

    Little read on the issue of the problem you inquired about. Don't think it is so much a variety related issue you had vs more of an environmental related issue. IMO, from what I have noticed, the most common cause of this is because of what it speaks of in the article on moisture intake & timing. In the last few years, in our area we have had prime growing conditions early causing several things to happen. Plants produced a great amount of plant material, stalks, leaves & set lots of pods. Root systems were shallow, not extending deeper into the soil cause moisture was present most of the time in the upper levels. Then when it got to the time the pods were to fill, the conditions started becoming drier, causing the plants to stress. As with the human body, what was still there to use went to keep the plant alive and the seed pods were deprived at that point. Those seeds in the pods which had started forming stopped, those that had not started just plain didn't. Plants could have still looked healthy & robust cause it was getting everything it had to use at that point. See this a lot on irrigated crops where even in the same field, the same variety is planted, all sprayed with the same chemicals & fungicides and all conditions are the same with one exception, the precedence of water at development times. The beans on the irrigated side of the poly pipe will produce full pods & develop, the very same beans on the non-irrigated side of the pipe will produce what you see in different rates. Those closer will not be so bad, do get some wick water, but the farther you get away, the worst is shows. Still health plants, not as much as the irrigated ones, but still very health, but with little to no pod production on them.

    https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/soybean-update/2013/10/17/flat-pods-showing-up-in-virginias-soybean-crop/
     
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