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Planting rice

Postby Mikeg135 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:06 pm

We broadcasted some rice about 2 weeks ago in a beaver pond, but were unsure if it is taking. There is a lot foilage in the area. Our biggest concern is that we soaked the rice for a day and placed in pillow cases for 3 days per the manufacturer(wells rice). The rice started to germinate with a root hair starting to expose. By the time we threw it out that root hair was about 1/2 inch long. Did we wait too long be broadcasting it out?

It was thrown out in floating grass, on the bank (now covered in water) and in about 2-3 inches of water.
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Re: Planting rice

Postby Butta boom » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:32 pm

The best way to establish any aquatic plant, rice included, is to dry the area up before planting, if possible. While aquatic plants can be established in the water it is a lot tougher.

If the water body you are trying to plant cannot be drained, and re-flooded, it will be difficult to establish anything that is not already there.

The ability to control the land is critical.
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Re: Planting rice

Postby glrizzz » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:04 am

Agree with answer. The seeds you need are already there & can wait hundreds of years for germination when conditions are right, The substrate needs to completely dry out & then be under water the following year.
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