Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Joe Peterson, Feb 4, 2019.
Looking to make some food plots that doesn’t have grass. What do y’all suggest
Buck up for the proper chemicals, what are you planting?
I know for sure turnips and peas I am next to corn and soy beans too but trying to keep them out of as per the land owner
Do a soil test the white tail institute is running a special, worth the $
I agree with sota... soil test is obviously the first step and if it's new ground i always like penetrator radishes. Turnips are great for late season like right now, god know my deer are hammering mine. All depends on soil and sunlight though.
I was going to say fescue just to go against the grain but I won't.
Oh my there are so many options depending on what you're trying to do. Warm season, cool season, nutrition or kill plot.
One overlooked food source is milo....yeah it's a grass and it's warm season...however it holds grain and quality pretty well late and it can be interseeded with fall and winter greens, provides a little cover and is good for quail. Also offers some diversity from normal corn and soybeans.
Blackbirds can be rough on it is it's only real drawback and there is a sugar cane aphid now that's a real issue depending on where you are.
Thank you all for the ideas I like radishes can’t plant milo per the land owner. But all other ideas sound great and yes turnips for late season for sure
Cant go wrong with clover
Avoid any of the throw and grow varieties as they tend to be mostly rye grass seed.
I can furnish lots of dandelion seeds. Let me know and I'll send a small bag taken from my yard. When I lived in KY, people had a problem with deer getting into late gardens with planted with turnips.
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