Planting Rice

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Planting Rice

Postby pec » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:22 pm

Have any of you planted rice for ducks before? I am thinking about doing it in a couple ponds but am a little leery due to the cost of rice. Do I just throw the seed in the water, or would I be better of to make plants and then transplant? How deep of water will the seeds sprout in?
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Postby SCDuckHunter2 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:42 pm

I have read the planting rates of mossy oak biologic waterfowl seed. it is rice. according to their directions, all you have to do is broadcast the seed in 2 to 4 inches of water and slightly disturbe the bottom once the seed has been broadcast. is where i got this info. i am not sure if it is the same for all varieties of rice
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Postby Swamprat » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:54 am

(real native wild) rice is tricky to grow. Try a small patch first and see if it works out. It's very sensitive to water quality, waves/boat traffic, etc.
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