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Best time to plant

Postby Swampfoxforeman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:02 pm

I'm going to be planting several places in Alamance and Caswell counties. I'm thinking of Jap millit. Any other types I should plant? Also when around here should I plant? I was thinking of around first of July.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby chessie_nc » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Japanese millet is the best millet for moist soils. We have tried them all in our impoundment and it has worked the best. We plant ours in Mid to late July so the song birds, turkeys, etc wont eat it up before duck season. It usually matures and is dried out by mid Oct.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby Powerstroke9773 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Jap MIllet: 2 questions where would you purchase that other than online. and also can that be planted in standing water i have a large beaver pond / flooded timber tract with a shallow opening about 150 yards across iv been draining slowly but not sure if i wil be able to get it all the way drained. so whats the maximum depth of water i can plant and if not is there another plant i could put down ? and thank you in advance for putting this post up i was about to do the same thing.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby chessie_nc » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:26 pm

It cant be planted in water. It will germinate in water but want make it. Now saying that... I have been told if it is sowed and gets up 12'-18" then gets some water on it as long as the leaves arent submerged then it has a fighting chance. We keep all the water off of ours. It does get flooded but drains quickly and hasnt ever been lost.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby NCfowl » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:37 pm

Rice is easy and will work good. Can soak for 48 hours then toss it out in 4-10 inches of water and will produce. :thumbsup:
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby HydeMarsh » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:58 pm

Where is a good place to buy rice seed and Japanese millet seed in eastern North Carolina?
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby Swampfoxforeman » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Not sure but you can always order it off line. I'm going to plant wild rice n jap millet.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby NCfowl » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:25 pm

HydeMarsh-- talked to you before and noticed you are around Johnston. I buy all my seed for ducks from Coors Farm Supply, it's in Smithfield before the underpass from 95.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby HydeMarsh » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi Fowl, thanks for the information. I know the place well and used to buy stuff there.
i was over there one day and the owner attacked one of his employees. Grabbed the guy and tore his shirt over nothing. he then screamed at the poor fellow, tried to humiliate him in front of everyone and then fired him. As the fired employee left another female employee walked out with him to console him. When the owner saw this he began screaming at both of them. I was at my truck across the street. I was afraid he was going to strike the young woman so I stayed in the street watching. He saw me and came at me screaming and cursing. i never said a word.

As a result I do not do business there.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby NCfowl » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:22 pm

HydeMarsh wrote:Hi Fowl, thanks for the information. I know the place well and used to buy stuff there.
i was over there one day and the owner attacked one of his employees. Grabbed the guy and tore his shirt over nothing. he then screamed at the poor fellow, tried to humiliate him in front of everyone and then fired him. As the fired employee left another female employee walked out with him to console him. When the owner saw this he began screaming at both of them. I was at my truck across the street. I was afraid he was going to strike the young woman so I stayed in the street watching. He saw me and came at me screaming and cursing. i never said a word.

As a result I do not do business there.


WOW :eek: Never have any run-ins or witnesses of anything like that. Very understandable for that. I also order millet and rice from an online place named Habitatnow.com . Great customer service also along with a variety and description of they menu.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby grayhouse farms » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:16 pm

Jap.millet grows best when it has soil contact as in being drilled or spread on disked ground, it also does very well when spread on mud or moist soil. Jap.Millet takes 65- 90 days to mature where rice takes about 115 days. I planted some pulldown ponds half and half, the millet side was falling off by the time the rice filled out. both can be grown without standing water but they do better with a few inches after the plant is 8 inch tall ( add N. fert. at this time ). The big downfall of J.millet is the seed will spoil in about 60 days of water contact (85% loss), the rice seed last much longer. The standing water is great for weed control with both j.m. and rice. Seed can be bought online or many ag. seedhouses such as Southern States or CPS can get them if you order early.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby KAhunter » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:42 am

can you plant corn?? Its more expensive but you will get much better results with ducks using it
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Its always duck season, there is just a long break from february to september.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby KAhunter » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:43 am

can you plant corn?? Its more expensive but you will get much better results with ducks using it
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Its always duck season, there is just a long break from february to september.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby HydeMarsh » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:44 pm

Thanks Greyhouse, very useful.
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Re: Best time to plant

Postby grayhouse farms » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:28 pm

Corn is great and can also provide shade for wood ducks that you would not get from millet, rice or chufa But you must do corn well. A poor crop of millet will have less grain....but a poor crop of corn will have corn plants with no ears or ears without grain. Even when I get a strong crop of corn I need a lot of it , the deer and coons love it and will hammer it before Dec. , Jan. birds move in. Only 2 years out of the past 17 have I found any corn left over when the impound was drained in March. Corn done well can cost 300.00 an acre to put in.
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