Wat to go Mo-your a step ahead of the game interseeding those beets. That's gonna be a killer plot. I'm getting ready to start interseeding my brassicas, rye, and oats. Actually, I've got a couple plots in insane population locations that are interseeded in rye already. That rye is a couple inches already. If you have a plot like beans that is getting destroyed already, I would add some rye, or brassicas before the weeds start taking over. It is a little early for oats, which is ideal to interseed mid july in my area.
"We interplant with the shorter maturity bean so we can allow light into the field a little faster as those beans reach maturity sooner. That is so our inter seeding of our next crop towards the end of august will germinate a little faster. WR, AWP etc."
These are a 4.5 maturity Ag Bean, then interplanted every other row with a 2.5 maturity Soybean. The key is planting over twice as many as normal. The deer are Browsing hard, just can't keep up. We planted on May 10th I believe. Notil with a 36" row planter, then come back with the same planter in between the rows. so you end up with 18" rows.
We interplant with the shorter maturity bean so we can allow light into the field a little faster as those beans reach maturity sooner. That is so our inter seeding of our next crop towards the end of august will germinate a little faster. WR, AWP etc.
Eagle, Real World and others are no more than a very late Maturity soybean in My book. You can accomplish the same thing planting your own late maturity bean for 1/2 the cost and have them Roundup Ready. That way you can seed twice the plants helping with weed suppression as well.
I planted my beans this year with a grain drill for the first time every other opening. I'm hoping this helps with deer browse cause normally I used a 4 row planter. Deer are already in them every night. I like the idea of differing maturity beans I wish I would have known that earlier.
Lots of food in your plots -- heavy fertilizer and lots of soybean seeds seem to be working well. Think I will seed my soybeans at a heavier seeding rate next year. I like the over seeding early like you have done. I overseeded all beans and some of the corn with Ptt several weeks back. Our beans are getting hit hard and do not look nearly as good as yours -- wish they did!