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Wild Rice Food Plot

Postby VtechSkybuster » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:25 am

Have any of you guys tried growing wild rice around here?
I have a few private ponds and cricks i would like to try it in but i dont know if its possible. Any tricks or tips would be great.
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Postby yellodog1 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:46 pm

Try the Uncle Bens brand of wild rice.
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Postby VtechSkybuster » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:26 pm

haha ya thats good stuff
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Postby magogwhacker » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:21 am

I think you'll have a touch go. It only grows in places where it dries out somewhat during the summer, but is flooded in the spring. Unless you have the ability to control water levels....it will be tough to do.
What? There's open water? Its not cold enough.
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Postby nyrnvt » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:06 pm

dude your on the right track. the state gave out grants to grow wild rice in vermont so far i heard there are 15 strains that are growing in vt. water temp is the key. I say i want a grant to grow rice on the 500 acre farm obama is going to buy me. no kidding vt is growing rice check with dept of ag.
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Postby pete/pmr » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:13 pm

I am interested in this too as I have some beaver ponds on private property that I hunt and the ducks hammer in to this spot,so if I was able too plant something that would benefit the birds I would like too do that!
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Re: Wild Rice Food Plot

Postby Vtwaterfowler » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:09 am

that wouldn't be a bad idea, especially if you lived close to champlain, which gets ducks october through december. If I were you I would ask Dave Frisque or Mark Sweeney. Both of them work at the Missisquoi refuge. There is tons of wild rice on the refuge, that butts up against route 78, and you can see from the road. All that had to be planted sometime, but now it grows naturally.
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Re: Wild Rice Food Plot

Postby nyrnvt » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:18 pm

I read somewhere earlier this year (I think it was vermont living) that there is a group of people in vermont experimenting with 9 different strains of rice to grow up here in the north. Water temp seemed to be there big thing. I think you could find the contacts by going to vt living mag or do a search for vt rice growers. rice fields in vt what an idea.
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