Anyone else planted their non-natural ag practice jap millet yet?

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by oddfellow1976, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. oddfellow1976

    oddfellow1976 6 pointer

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    We've sowed some in a few places that aren't full of water right now.
     
  2. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Started last Monday after I got all the hay done. Got couple of more ponds to sow yet. Get them this week.
     
  3. bbfky10ga

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    The wood ducks are crushing all my volunteer millet that came up from last year's crop. I usually plant mine end of July/August for regular duck season , planted last week for wood duck season
     
  4. carnivore

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    What other types of millet are u guys planting? (The when and why would be helpful as well)
     
  5. FOWLER2671

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    I have 10 lbs of Crus Galli Barnyard Grass but my spots are too wet yet.
     
  6. Bowfinger

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  7. bbfky10ga

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    I plant Japanese millet, it usually heads out in 45-60 days, it is probably the fastest to head out and stays on till a good freeze. I also planted buckwheat and it is very quick as well, most of my test plot is drying down and done and was planted in Mid May but nothing is eating it yet. I try and plant in 3 stages, first of july, end of july and then mid august. That way everything doesn't come in at the same time
     
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  8. oddfellow1976

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    In the same spots or like sections of the same place?
     
  9. oddfellow1976

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    Does anyone plant smartweed or just take what comes up naturally?
     
  10. bbfky10ga

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    Different spots around the ponds, checked this morning and the wood ducks have almost eaten all the volunteer millet and were in my wheat fields today, they eat like cows I hope I have food come September
     
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  11. Capttrae

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    How are y’all planting the stuff? I’ve got a couple places I could try. Sow it directly on the water? Or need to drain down the pond? Thx
     
  12. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    I sow rice around the edge of a ponds I soak it for a day then put it in a burlap sack for a day to get it sprouted. millet you don't have to do that but it wont come up in standing water needs to be on exposed mud. Its been tough this year I sowed my rice then we got several inches of rain and brought the water up on several of my places so not expecting a lot of rice.
     
  13. bmason

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    I just got my 50# bag of Jap Millet from Hancock seed yesterday. Its typically dry in a couple spots I hunt in Cen KY, but They're probably still holding water. I'll sow 2-3 times as the water level falls. It worked great last year, once the area flooded NATURALLY.
     
  14. bmason

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    I have thrown a few smartweed seeds in my landscaping over the years, now that stuff is a nuisance. I pull a bunch of and take it to a couple spots shake the seeds out. It has taken 2-3 years to get it going. But its getting established.
     
  15. bmason

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    Millet does very good when thrown on exposed mud.
     
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