beggar tick flood tollerance

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  1. Marlboroman

    Marlboroman New Member

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    Have been nursing a solid 5 acres of beggar tick this summer. Starting flowering 2 to 3 weeks ago. As we had decent rains a couple of weeks ago, I added a couple of boards to catch free water. Checking on things yesterday, I noted the BT looked as though it was dying. All was in ankle deep water and probably has been so for a couple of weeks. Bigger flowers will make but smaller, developing ones don't are looking poor.

    Can BT handle relatively long term flooding? If not, not a total disaster but would change my practices in future years if so...
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    No it is not very tolerant of flooding prior to maturity. I usually mow Alternating strips in BT as it can often be to dense and discourage waterfowl use.
     
  3. Marlboroman

    Marlboroman New Member

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    Thanks. I hurt it but plenty will make. Lesson learned. Yes, this stand is very thick. Too wet to get tractor in so plan to knock it down with the 4 wheeler pulling a piece of chain link fence...
     

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