mix following sweet corn containing rapeseed, rye, balansa clover, sorghum sudangrass, oats and radish. this was followed by soybeans this year and problems came along with it.
close up of the cover crop during the prior winter
view of the beans prior to the rapeseed bolting. estimated yield would have been 75-80 bushel per acre
the rapeseed was difficult to control in the soybeans because they are both broadleaf plants. after the beans started to mature the rapeseed bolted and quickly became an issue. after it snowed the leaves of the rapeseed caught the snow and began to lodge, bringing the beans down with them. we were able to salvage about half of the crop so we did not lose money however this was still dissapointing.
view from the combine when we were finally able to harvest