My clients that subscribe to providing as much available nutrition per acre as well as keeping the ground covered use this option and I'm providing you this information to give you all something to consider.
Forage soybeans may or may not make effective pod set in northern climates. If they do set pods, they may not provide very many bushels per acre. Many should consider yield of forage soybeans as forage tons per acre and not count on pod yield. In southern climates, you should see pods but i challenge you all to do yield checks. Factor both into the equation and see what you come up with for nutrition per acre.
There is a company who pushes a blend of "determinate growth" soybeans which are longer day soybeans. They hold the green longer into the season. They are moderate tall.
I had clients use short day beans the past couple years and this year put together a unique blend of early maturiting, medium and medium tall soybeans that are higher yielding for pods. I added growth promoters, innoculants and fungicides to combat mother nature.
I will be posting various pictures from the GRO educational plot. I want people to understand soybeans better. The differences between true forage soybeans "indeterminate growth", taller "determinate growth soybeans and determinate growth soybeans that can be overseeded effectively into.
All 3 have a place in the food plot world. The first picture is of my bean blend that is overseeded into.