5 year old buck +
I had a similar crop to yours above ... beans, sorghum, millet, clover. I had not considered terminating as I wanted some tal cover. As this is just an observation, it appeared the beans did not see the high browsing pressure they normally see. I just overseeded brassicas, clover, turnips, & hairy vetch into this.
Any benefit to terminating while green versus mowing after frost kills these plants?
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First off the beautiful plot. I also believe that due to the diversity, the beans have a heck of a lot better chance. We have a customer in WV (VERY HIGH DPSM), he has planted 40 acres of beans for years and got them wiped clean. He is so happy with our diverse mixes, he has shared us with all his neighbors due to the browse resistance of a diverse mix! I think it is so AWESOME!! Great job on yours!!
Second part - absolutely not. I have fields where I just can't get the tractor and drill into - I just broadcast those and let nature run its course. Some I sprayed off, some I just let the natural plant succession occur and the fall-winter annuals take their place, in time.
So many great ways to skin the cat, as long as the knife is sharp - just enjoy the process and journey!