After going to companion cropping talk at ORFC, have been thinking about companion cropping with maize. Andy Howard talked about the native Americans using the three sisters ( maize, beans and pumpkins). I was wondering if anyone ever tried forage maize with a pea or bean climbing up them. You would potentially get a more balanced silage and hopeful increase yield from the synergy of the companion crops. I can see lots of potential problems as well, how to establish beans/peas, would both crops mature at same time, how well would mixture ensilage.