Standing water on millet and cockleburrs

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  1. Happy First Timer

    Happy First Timer Elite Refuge Member

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    We had 6 inches of rain. I have about 18 inches of water standing in my duck hole. I have jap millett that is headed out and about 24 to 30 inches tall. I am pretty sure it will survive. What I am hoping is that the areas I didn't get sprayed that are grown up in 18 inch cockle burrs will die in the standi ng water before going to seed. Does anyone have any experience with flooding cockle burrs that are still actively growing? Will they die?
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Yes it will either stress it or kill it. Often the stress is enough to halt seed production.
     
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  3. Ducky CPA

    Ducky CPA Senior Refuge Member

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    Agreed 100%, but once it dries out new cockleburrs will flurish. Speaking from experience within the last month.
     
  4. Clayton

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    Not necessarily. Depends on the weather.
     

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