building a duck impoundment- could use some input

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  1. EHO IV

    EHO IV Senior Refuge Member

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    You can expect the black birds to eat it all. That is what happened to our millet that was planted early in a test plot. The rest is still maturing and should be ready for the season. I am sure glad that I didn't plant all of it early.
     
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    Powerstrokn247 Elite Refuge Member

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    Rev,

    Just curious of what the status of this place was? The renovations looked interesting, just wondering if its filled back in?
     
  3. Reverend Colt

    Reverend Colt Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah the 8 inches of rain we got a few weeks ago filled it up. It's came down some and I planted the remaining Jap millet I had about 2 weeks ago. Another week or so and I'm going to fertizied the acre and a half with some Weed and feed I've got. I think the count is like 32- 2- 4 or something close to that. I'll try to take a picture if I get over that way tomorrow.
     
  4. Okvet

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    why are you using weed and feed? A lot of broadleaf weeds are very beneficial in a wetland area.
     
  5. kdog

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    How long has the dam been in place that raised the water table ?
    If its only been a year or so ...i be figuring on those trees dying back ..
    Doubt any blackbirds would go in the woods ......MILLET should be ok as long as some of it is above water level
     
  6. kdog

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    How long has the dam been in place that raised the water table ?
    If its only been a year or so ...i be figuring on those trees dying back ..
    Doubt any blackbirds would go in the woods ......MILLET should be ok as long as some of it is above water level
     
  7. Reverend Colt

    Reverend Colt Elite Refuge Member

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    Just because I've got 40 lbs left of a 50 lb bag. To be honest with you it was given to me and I haven't read anything on the label other than the high Nitrogen content. I would fertilize it with a triple 16 just to put a better head on the last of the millet but, to be honest, I"m tapped out right now and the weed and feed was given to me. Am i screwing up?
     
  8. Reverend Colt

    Reverend Colt Elite Refuge Member

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    Years... most of the bottom is atleast a foot to 4 feet above water table so it isn't hurting them. The swamp privets are thick tough.
     
  9. kdog

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    rev the millet looks like it could use some more sun ....millet likes open areas just like any other grass does ....Maybe open it up some more ,but if you have oaks like you posted it should be a good wood duck shoot .....
     
  10. Reverend Colt

    Reverend Colt Elite Refuge Member

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    Heres a couple new pics for you. NOt a lot different than the old pics. Basically I've concluded that I planted well early, a little early, and too late to beat the water. I'm sure I didn't hurt the situation there any though.

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