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Rice fields

Postby Mill pond » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Has anyone here in Va had any luck with rice fields and then flooding.


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Re: Rice fields

Postby recoil slinger » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:16 pm

Mill pond wrote:Has anyone here in Va had any luck with rice fields and then flooding.
yes, killed alot in arkansas

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Re: Rice fields

Postby gooosehunter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:07 am

yes but brown top millet and egyptian wheat are good too.
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Re: Rice fields

Postby Willie » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:20 am

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Re: Rice fields

Postby adustydawg2 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:38 pm

Gave rice a try several years ago. Soil and water were not good for rice. Did get some to grow in a swamp area where there was some tanic acid to the water. Did ok but nothing to brag on. Nothing like up in Wisconsin or MN. Brown top millet, corn, and sunflowers work well here. :bow: :welcome:
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Re: Rice fields

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:16 pm

adustydawg2 wrote:Gave rice a try several years ago. Soil and water were not good for rice. Did get some to grow in a swamp area where there was some tanic acid to the water. Did ok but nothing to brag on. Nothing like up in Wisconsin or MN. Brown top millet, corn, and sunflowers work well here. :bow: :welcome:


Really? Because rice grows like crazy in AR where it is very wet :huh: :huh:
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Re: Rice fields

Postby adustydawg2 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:46 am

Mayhem, there are several different varities of rice. When I hunted in Arkansas I found that they use a white long grain variety. In WI and MN it was a brown or black rice. Don't know what would grow good here. I guess a soil and water test sent to Wildlife Nurseries would help you out. Google them and give them a call. :welcome:
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Re: Rice fields

Postby KAhunter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:38 am

If you can grow rice in an impoundment and then flood it you should do well with ducks. Its more of a pain to grow than RR corn and corn works better. I know guys who have done rice because the deer always hammered their corn. They killed a few ducks, but they eventually put up a fence and switched back to corn and killed many more. If its a spot where you cant plant corn, ie a place that is too wet, rice is your best bet over jap millet or other grasses.
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