Tecomate Seed - BUCKBEANS™
by Tecomate Wildlife Systems
Drought and browse tolerant summer legume.
BUCKBEANS is a proprietary product exclusive to Tecomate through Heritage Seeds Australia, a Barenbrug subsidiary. The introduction of the burgundy bean species to the United States came as a result of a search for a perennial that could persist in the tropical and subtropical climates of the South. This plant has proven itself throughout the South because of its ability to survive for multiple years unattended in the extremes of zone 4. Because it is a perennial and its growth point is low, near the surface of the soil, it tolerates close and early deer browse pressure. Protein levels have tested near 30% with high digestibility. Deer love this perennial legume and quail feed on the seed. It tolerates a range of pH and soil types making it adaptable to most areas with mild winters. Our Buckbeans tolerate low rates of glyphosate, and thrive from Florida pine plantations to the Texas brush country and can last from 2-5 years. Nothing holds deer in an area like a dependable high protein perennial food source. There truly is nothing else on the market that compares to Buckbeans. Seeds are coated with Yellow Jacket containing Zeba for quicker and better establishment. Ideal for zones 3 & 4.
• Newest bean on the food plot scene
• Perennial in the south, annual in the north
• Vines along the ground, mature plants are 2-5 feet in diameter
• Key component of a year-round program
• Not vulnerable to early grazing pressure
Buckbeans Planting Suggestions
1) Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
2) Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 6.5 and fertilizing with a phosphorous heavy fertilizer at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
3) No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 8 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging, cultipacking or lightly disking. Plant ¼ to 1 inch deep in good moisture. Plant when ground temperature is above 68 degrees F.
Seed Content: Burgundy Bean
Planting Time: All Zones: Spring
Spring ground temp needs to be above 68°F
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs./acre
Planting Depth: ¼ to 1 inch
Fertilizer: Use a high phosphorous fertilizer and apply at 200 to 300 lbs./acre
5 LBS PLANTS ¾ ACRE • ORDER # 950
2 LBS PLANTS ¼ ACRE • ORDER # 925
Posted by Tecomate Wildlife Systems on 10/24 at 01:05 PM