Best food plot mix with out grass

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  1. Joe Peterson

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    Looking to make some food plots that doesn’t have grass. What do y’all suggest
     
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    Buck up for the proper chemicals, what are you planting?
     
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    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
     
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    Do a soil test the white tail institute is running a special, worth the $
     
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    Fix Die Hard Bowhunter

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    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.
     
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    I was going to say fescue just to go against the grain but I won't. :spam:

    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Cant go wrong with clover
     
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    Avoid any of the throw and grow varieties as they tend to be mostly rye grass seed.
     

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