Posted 1/11/2021 06:43 (#8741660 - in reply to #8741489) Subject: RE: Planting Covercrop into Soybeans on last cultivation
You'll never blow the oat seed out the back you will need a seed sorter if the oats have a grain seed when you harvest soybeans.
At that point you might as well look into relay cropping and to see if you can't get the oats out early before your beans and then plant the beans into it. And then you use them poly skids to push the beans down so you can clip the oats off the top. Then you come back later and harvest soybeans like normal
Your best bet is to go in when the beans are yellow and the canopy is away and then just use a fertilizer spreader and run some winter Rye or winter wheat.
I went in early one summer with oats and by Harvest time there was a 6 in tall thick green mat of oat grass. At first you're like awesome cuz it was so wet and rainy that I thought it would help. But the grass hell of a lot of moisture so the soy beans at the bottom would never dry out so we had to wait for several more Frost's and then you had to combine at the end of the day after the sun had been out all day. The other part was that the oat grass was all kind of in Tangled of itself and did not have much of a root system for holding on to the soil so it would plug the tip of the Guard.