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Growing Wild Rice

Postby VtechSkybuster » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:12 am

Does anyone have any expirence in growing wild rice?
What conditions?
How to plant it?
Where to get seed?
Or if its even possible. Ive got a few private ponds and cricks i would like to try growing it in. I know it grows wild here in northern Vermont, but im not sure if you can plant it yourself and make a food plot for ducks.



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Postby Threecar » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:14 am

Not sure what your seed bank is like but through grazing and burning wildrice will eventually come back. We have the ability to draw down our pools. An early spring burn and some cows in the basin during early summer could help produce some annual plants which are huge seed producers (aka duck food). Wildrice is one of them. It may take a few years or many. I am in SD so VT could be way different. Another major source of waterfowl food is burreed. Manage the habitat and the desirable plants will come back. Burning might not be an option for you but cattle might be a better option.
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