Chufa and flooding?

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  1. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Chufa is a perennial.... Will it come back next year if you flood it for the season or does the tubers rot?
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    It will come back next year.
     
  3. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Beautiful stand.
     
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  5. 4scout

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    Looks great! Appears your stand is growing in water. I was wanting to add a little more water in the field but didn't want to hurt the YNS after reading that it's best just keeping the ground moist. How deep is the water where the YNS is growing and is this after a big rain or are you holding water and it's doing this well? Thanks
     
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  6. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Kind of all of the above, lol.

    It had rained that week over 3.5” so it was higher than normal plus I had a board in that’s supposed to maintain water at a little more than ditch top height. It can take a little water for awhile but I won’t let it stay there too long. But it really likes the moisture. I sure hope tuber production is good, we went through a terrible dry spell last few months and only recently has it looked this full.
     
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    Gotcha, that all sounds good. I may try to catch a little more water and then release it sooner rather than than later if I can time it right. I know the rest of the plants would appreciate the extra water even for a little while. Thanks, it's always good to hear what's working for others.
     
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    A little extra water doesn’t seem to bother it once it gets good height. The ability to irrigate, then draw it off is a great asset!
     
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  9. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Do you plow it or disturb the soil in any way to get the birds to use it?
     
  10. JFG

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    No I didn’t. They found it on their own and started rooting it out. They started first in the sparser areas then started expanding and jumping around. I have some sparse areas this year but it’s so thick in most I very well might bush hog or disk some strips to make it more appealing.
     
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