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what to plant marsh with

Postby cONG » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:57 pm

I have a pond that holds water very good and im wating to flood out some area what sude I plant in that area

I was thinking corn
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Postby illinoisduckboy15 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:32 pm

corn is good if you can get it dry and keep it dry during the summer also keep the weeds down

another thing is that the first year the ducks may not take to it and usually by the third year they are keyed into ypu5r setup so they will be theree every night you dont want to hunt the afternoon ever just let them come in and roost then kick them out in the mouring and hunt till at the latest 1
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Postby fhhunter1 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:24 am

I have a similar situation and haven't decided what I want to plant either. We have 48 acres of WRP and Mossy Oak's BioLogic has some seed that is geared totally for ducks, but you really have to be able to control water levels, b/c you need to plant it in a seed bed and then flood it after it comes up. We can't control the water level so we are thinking about rice. You can plant rice into standing water. Not very much rice in SE Illinois so maybe the ducks will take to it?
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Postby waterfowler9 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:34 pm

Corn or millet would be you best bet. if you plant corn be sure you can flood up to the ears of the corn stalk. if it is not up to the ears the ducks will not be able to feed on it. Millet is also a great attractant, it is not all that tall so it can be flooded easily and the ducks love it.
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Postby mashin_da_ducks » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:53 pm

If u can also get some yellow grass to grow that will help out a whole lot.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:58 pm

Check the biology forum for tips. Jsap millet, corn etc. work. But you must be able to flood the area come Fall. Basically they have dry ground come spring planting and plant it like normal and then flood it in the Fall. with pumps.
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Postby duckmnn » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:51 pm

millet is good but black birds attack it pretty hard on their southbound trip
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