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Brackish/salt marsh

Postby Robn1020 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:48 am

My wife and I just bought an acre out in Trinity Bay marsh in TX. The bay generally is brackish with salinity levels sometimes higher. My cabin has a 100 yard by 90 yard pond fed by the bay. Its full of ducks during the season. What can I plant to help make the odds a little higher?
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby clemaire2 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:20 pm

widgeon grass will grow in brackish / salt water ill see if i can find the proper name for it. found it it is ruppia maritima
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby Robn1020 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:09 am

Anybody know of any place I can order wigeon grass???
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby clemaire2 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:56 am

search on the internet because i dont know if i can mail that to you and it live
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:05 pm

Your best bet is to check with your state biologists...they might have laws against importing non-native species...they will also be able to tell you the best thing to plant for the ducks-and might have the seeds already. that would be my first move.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby KAhunter » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:58 am

nobody really sells widgeon grass on the internet, i have tried to find it but with no luck...
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby Ishootbitches » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:25 pm

sea ox eye daisy is also a great sailine soil plant. if you are living along the gulf coast you can probably go to the bay and pick some. also for a couple of more ideas call 956 7483607 that is the number to laguna atascosa wildlife refuge, ask for leo gufstufson, he is the wetlands and waterfowl biologist. he is going alot of wetlands restoration he will be a good one to help you out.. tell him scot told you to call.
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby Calibogue » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:30 am

If your pond is FULL OF DUCKS then it probably has something like widgeon grass or salt marsh bulrush already in it!
Don't mess with it, figure out what it already has, and promote it if possible.
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Re: Brackish/salt marsh

Postby WalkinHunter » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:07 pm

I agree with Calibogue. If it is holding waterfowl do not mess with it. Get out there. Pull plants, take pictures, get possitive ID on the plants. Learn their biology. Spend sometime geting to know the water before you do anything. Remember, aquatic vegetation is not only a food source but a source for many other life forms. Not all ducks are interested in feeding on plant matter, especially in winter.
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