Cypress Bend 2018

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  1. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    well another yr, another season another adventure
    I went w corn and chiwapa this season
    It’s prob my favorite waterfowl millet

    My farm has some deeper area and obviously that’s the lower areas which is perfect for a millet variety that likes a little water and the chiwapa can exceed 5ft y’all which is great

    Here is few pics of my chiwapa from yesterday

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  2. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    In the higher area where we can grow corn it’s my first choice

    Corn is on a great track and healthy
    I ring all my millet in corn
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  3. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Im still in need of 30 days from here but I am sitting as good as I can be

    Praying for adequate rain but no floods

    Millet is just heAding
    Corn is in pollination phase

    Chiwapa is 120 day maturity
    Corn is 113 day
    Plant date June 26th on each

    Day 54 in growth cycle
     
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  4. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Looks good! :clap
     
  5. jwelch973

    jwelch973 New Member

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    I agree on the Chiwapa, I would take it over Jap millet any day. Lost my Chiwapa this year with a flood but had a ton last year and the ducks definitely seemed to like it. I don't know if they like the bigger heads/stalks or if the taste is somehow different but they definitely liked being in it.
     
  6. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    I think really it’s the seed head production

    Past chiwapa crop
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  7. Uncle.Lou

    Uncle.Lou Senior Refuge Member

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    Do you plant the Chiwapa millet, the same way I would plant the jap? I just spread the Jap millet in low wet areas.
     
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    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Drilled that at 15lb to the acre and I barely set the drill on the ground
    Don’t drill it deep at all
     
  9. Uncle.Lou

    Uncle.Lou Senior Refuge Member

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    Thank you sir, I have a DeWalt drill but I don’t think that’s what you used. Do the blackbirds attack the Chippewa millet like they do the Jap millet?
     
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    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    So if you use a planter/drill seed 15lb ac

    If I was to broadcast I would prob go 20-25lb to ac

    just same planting method as jap

    I really try to time my planting to barely be ready for our opener

    That way You will have less regermination and less fallen over and less eaten by song birds and black birds etc

    But yes blackbirds like it just the same
     
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