Golden Millet Dealer?

Discussion in 'Habitat Forum' started by rdj.olympia, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. TCFarmer

    TCFarmer Senior Refuge Member

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    Have you tried local.
    Farm Store
    Wilco
    Wilbur-Ellis(Auburn)
    St Paul Feed(OR)
    Ioka(OR)

    If you find some and need to make a large order, I'd buy a few pounds from you.
     
  2. rdj.olympia

    rdj.olympia Senior Refuge Member

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    Last year Macks Prairie Wings carried it and had it on their website up until about a week ago. Might call them to see if they are going to carry it again.

    Here are pictures that might help. The top pictures shows what I would say is too heavily seeded and the picture at the bottom shows the plants that filled out the best.

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    This planting produced the best heads:

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  3. rdj.olympia

    rdj.olympia Senior Refuge Member

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    Here is a picture showing heavy planting on the left with some fertilizer added and on the right is a spares planting with no fertilizer.

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  4. MAJ MALFUNCTION

    MAJ MALFUNCTION Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks very much for the additional pictures and info.

    One more question - what do you mean by "a spares planting"?
     
  5. rdj.olympia

    rdj.olympia Senior Refuge Member

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    In the picture above the planting on the left had probably 4-5 seeds per sq inch an the "sparse" one on the right was maybe 1 seeds per sq inch. Sorry about the spelling.
     
  6. MAJ MALFUNCTION

    MAJ MALFUNCTION Senior Refuge Member

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    Roger that - thanks!
     
  7. SBaker

    SBaker New Member

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    rdj.olympia - those pics made me think of Chiwapa. Could that been a volunteer crop of Chiwapa? I remember seeing some pics of your 2012 Chiwapa crop and it just got me to wondering if that could have been a volunteer crop of Chiwapa instead of Golden Millet.

    Here is a pic of Chiwapa Tony Vandamore sent me. That long seed head with the maroon color looked similar.
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  8. rdj.olympia

    rdj.olympia Senior Refuge Member

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    Funny that you mentioned that I was going thru some some old pics and noticed the similarities. I was even asking someone about Chiwapa and how well it carries over and re-seeds. If anyone has had experience please chime in. I don't know if this was volunteer or not but hard to tell. I am going to see what type of volunteer crop we get this year. Bob
     
  9. Bruno1

    Bruno1 Senior Refuge Member

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    We built a decent size pond on our lease this year but it didn't really produce any ducks. The pond is bordered with corn on one side and alfafa as the cover crop where our rice box is placed. My question is what time of the year are you planting and what type of condition should the soil be I'm working with? Thanks
     

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