Mine are experiments. I guess coming from Louisiana where I had to do multiple maintenance trips for my perennial clover plots, I decided to try something different in Kentucky. My only mechanical disturbance was the establishment. From there on out, I just overseed. Time will tell. I do like your method alot. I just couldn't get it to work in Louisiana, so didn't want to try it again in Kentucky. Also, my 3 plots are all adjacent to spring sites and the source of a local watershed, so I wanted to minimize chemicals as much as possible.I'm not trying to tell you what to do, and if what you're doing works well for you, by all means keep doing it, but in my opinion properly managed perennial clover like ladino probably takes less time and money per days of available deer food yearly than any other food plot species and definitely beats annual clovers for plots that are in clover year after year. We have several one acre clover plots that are 5 plus years old that we put in less than one hour per year for upkeep, and have a continuous high quality clover stand that is tops on the deer preference list at 25-30% protein and 70% digestibility, lasting from March through December in zone 6. The 1 hour spent is the early spring herbicide application, and it's good for another year. If you are an absentee landowner id consider perennial clover as a must have. And restarting annual clover every year means a lot of unnecessary tillage that takes time and money degrades the soil, plants weed seeds, and destroys a lot of beneficial fungi, and organic matter. Unless someone lives in the south and the summers are too hot for clover,, ladino is possibly the best deer food plot species evet.