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Wild rice in ponds?

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  1. g7777777

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    Anyone plant this in ponds? where do you get the seeds?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    From Illegals

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  3. Rollin Oswald

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    Google "wild rice seeds". There is a lot more to growing wild rice (actually a water grass) than just planting seeds.

    Rollin
     
  4. superxjeff

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    Do you want to eat it or attract ducks? If you want to attract ducks i have founf cracked corn works great. In fact it is the best decoy ever used. Jeff
     
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    I'd be interested in what you all think is the "primo" duck mix to plant. I can drain my wetlands in late June and plant late July. Tried Penningtons "Duck Mix" last year but we were so dry it didn't make it. Any good stuff that can be broadcasted over wet ground or in 6" of water? In Ohio, so we have about 3-4 month growing season after the hatch.
     
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    I have an existing 2.5 acre pond that I wanted to use the wild rice in shallow areas-

    When you google Wild Rice seed- you get wild rice that has already been processed for eating- with one exception and that guy charges a fortune by seed number

    Wild rice is also supposed to act as a filter for your water and make it cleaner and more productive

    regards from Iowa

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    I have an existing 2.5 acre pond that I wanted to use the wild rice in shallow areas-

    When you google Wild Rice seed- you get wild rice that has already been processed for eating- with one exception and that guy charges a fortune by seed number

    Wild rice is also supposed to act as a filter for your water and make it cleaner and more productive

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    You might get in touch with your local Farm Bureau (if you have one). They are always a great source of information and help. We've been members of ours for almost 20 years. Just so you know, growing rice (in any form), is not a matter of tossing it out there and hoping it will grow - there is alot to it and it could get time consuming.

    Just my 2 cents...
     
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    I'd be interested in what you all think is the "primo" duck mix to plant. I can drain my wetlands in late June and plant late July. Tried Penningtons "Duck Mix" last year but we were so dry it didn't make it. Any good stuff that can be broadcasted over wet ground or in 6" of water? In Ohio, so we have about 3-4 month growing season after the hatch.
     
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    I have an existing 2.5 acre pond that I wanted to use the wild rice in shallow areas-

    When you google Wild Rice seed- you get wild rice that has already been processed for eating- with one exception and that guy charges a fortune by seed number

    Wild rice is also supposed to act as a filter for your water and make it cleaner and more productive

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    I have an existing 2.5 acre pond that I wanted to use the wild rice in shallow areas-

    When you google Wild Rice seed- you get wild rice that has already been processed for eating- with one exception and that guy charges a fortune by seed number

    Wild rice is also supposed to act as a filter for your water and make it cleaner and more productive

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    You might get in touch with your local Farm Bureau (if you have one). They are always a great source of information and help. We've been members of ours for almost 20 years. Just so you know, growing rice (in any form), is not a matter of tossing it out there and hoping it will grow - there is alot to it and it could get time consuming.

    Just my 2 cents...
     
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    Good idea, but you might do better planting something ELSE! Give Ducks Unlimited a call....bet they can really give you some good guidelines!
     
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    Wildlife nurserys in wisconsin sells wild rice seed or young plants for ponds ,lakes.K Wunder
     
  15. romie

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    I have been trying to get red rice to grow in my duck holes.Red rice is a weed that looks like a hell of a duck food and is a perinial.It is not super easy to get started and likes to be disked every year so you have to get the hole dried out.
    Monty McGee
     
  16. superxjeff

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    Monty that red rice you are talking about sounds like a weed we call duck weed that grows wild often times. Is it a short stalk plant that seems to have a whole lot of seeds for it's size? It sure sounds like duck weed. The birds love it but I never thought to cultivate it. We use millet in the ponds we hunt and corn around the ponds. Jeff
     
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    Rice from seed? As I recall, the rice is grown into seedlings, and then the seedlings are hand planted in the paddy.<br>
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    Click the link for some better ideas...
     
  18. g7777777

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    The clips on wild rice- actually show them throwing seeds from a boat- and this follows literature

    I have actually planted regular rice in seedling form in rice paddies in Korea.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- any actual nurseries or other sources would be appreciated
     
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    Red rice is a weed that is a problem in rice fields.It is bigger than Millet or barnyard grass and is hard to get rid of in a rice field but seems hard for me to get established in a duck hole.Rice works well if you can control the water and get it planted.Must be fertilized to get a good head
    MOnty
     
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