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Widgeon grass

Postby snc1100 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:08 pm

Does anyone know where I can find some Widgeon grass to transplant or buy seeds online ect.? Looked online but haven't had much luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby Splashin' Divers » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:40 am

Transplant it. Go to the state impoundments with several 5 gallon buckets and a rake and get all you need. It will take root and grow just fine.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby HydeMarsh » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:49 am

You can also plant Sego pond weed. Ducks really like it and it is similar to Widgeon grass. It has Seeds, desirable grass and tubers for ducks to eat. You can order it from Ketners (probably misspelled) - a google search should turn up a lot of info as well as a place to order. It works in fresh and brackish water.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby snc1100 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Thanks for the info guys! Is it legal to transplant from the state impoundments is is that more of a stealth type mission? As far as the sago pond weed I will certainly look into it. Thanks again guys.


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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby Shurshot » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:35 am

All the creeks now around the impoundments are chock full of wigeon grass. So are most of the road side ditches. Easy pickens for now.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby Splashin' Divers » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:43 am

I don't see where it will be an issue to go to the state impoundments. That stuff will grow back very quickly.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby HydeMarsh » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:55 am

when you put the widgeon grass in the new spot do you just put it in the water or do you have to embed it in the mud on the bottom?
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby snc1100 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:25 am

I was wondering the same thing...


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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby Splashin' Divers » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:54 am

The places that I have seen do it, just throw it out there and it takes root. It may take a few months to get going, but it will take off.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby Shurshot » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:51 pm

Widgeon grass can be propagated by transplanting a large mass of the plant containing roots and seeds into clear, shallow water. It can grow in fresh or brackish water up to 10 ppt. Better get it soon cause its starting to thin out.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby tenfingergrip » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:53 pm

It must have sunlight in order to grow, so plant in water no deeper than 2 1/2 feet deep that is able to get sunlight to the bottom.
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Re: Widgeon grass

Postby On the X » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:58 pm

Kesters 920- 685-2929
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