What to plant?

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  1. shell waster

    shell waster Senior Refuge Member

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    1/2 acre depression that seasonally floods. Have ability to pump out or re- flood if needed. A few ducks naturally use and is on flyway. Was thinking of planting cereal rye clover mix early June then reflooding Sept 15, opener Oct 1st ish.
     
  2. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Id plant jap millet.
     
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  3. bbfky

    bbfky Elite Refuge Member

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    Japanese Millet would be my choice.
     
  4. ctm

    ctm New Member

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    I have a spot similar to what you described and I plant jap millet in late July with good results
     
  5. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    For me, I prefer barnyard grass over the Jap for several reasons. The blackbirds won’t wipe it out, if it falls over and hit the water it usually won’t regerminate on the stalk, you can actually manipulate it to your liking, and lastly you get one hell of a volunteer crop the following year. Works for me.
     
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  6. jzoo

    jzoo Senior Refuge Member

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    Because green jeans will assume it grew naturally or what are you getting at here?
     
  7. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Naturally of course. It comes up even thicker the second time around. This byg is about a week old.

    I should have been more clear with my verbiage.
     

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